Creativity Pathway #127: Be the Swing

Back when you were 8 to 10 years old, you were probably living your passions. That’s when people are most likely to engage in exactly the kinds of activities that suit us best, free from inhibitions and Gremlins.

I believe that each of us, in childhood, had those moments when we were fully shining. Those were the moments that, if we had been wise enough, would have been solidly etched in our minds to apply as we reached our adult years.

For me, in those years, I was completely immersed in creativity. I was enthusiastic to volunteer for solos in choir, I was fearless about participating in a youth theater group and, more importantly, my active imagination ruled everything I did. The cornfield next to my country home became an elaborate castle, full of district rooms, and I had villages of imaginary people living in a special part of the yard where the grass was particularly lush.

Do you remember having such fun? Do you remember days when you were doing exactly what you were meant to do? Do you remember those early days when you were fearless and at your best?

It is still within you. Like the energy and momentum that moves a swing after a child has jumped off and moved on to the next activity, that energy is still within you. Your child has moved on, but the inspiration is still there. See if you can find it.

Coaching Inquiries: What were you doing at 8 years old? What did you love best? How could you invoke that spirit today?

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May you be filled with goodness, peace, and joy.

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LifeTrek Coaching International
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