Most mornings at the crack of dawn, I hear a sound coming from my sons bedroom. Some days it is emotion filled, others it is inquisitive, some days it’s ‘come and get me now’ and the next it is explorative and adventure packed.
My favourite part of our morning routine, is when I lift him out of his cot and he smiles expectantly at his toys and runs towards them. Most days he will pick up anything, a remote, a toy, a mobile, a brick and straight away lift it to his head and start to talk as if it is a telephone. We never taught him this, he has watched and discovered that when we lift something to our ears we can talk to someone in a far away place.
Although this may be an indication of how much mummy is on the phone, it also shows me the power of imagination. From a young age we have the capacity to model and imagine that something is possible even if it is not present. Imagination is powerful.
The more I slow my heart and head down to a more manageable pace and I accept the season I am in, the more I am awakened to the potential of the present.
We can so easily be stuck in the past and that power that pulls us into retrospection can inhibit our possibilities for the now and future.
Are you stuck in a backward glance?
Are you re-reading what could have been?
Are you forever drawn to regret and why?
Are you stuck creatively in the past?
I believe that every day is a new day. Every day holds the possible potential for something new. There is an innovative, prophetic calling to something fresh and honest, something that is authentic and true to who you are.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Creativity and imagination has a power that is potent with possibility.
You are more than your past.
You are more than what people have labeled you to be.
You are more than the box that someone has closed the lid upon.
Somedays it is the potential of something new, it is the power of imagination that can take us to a new land.
A land of fresh possibility, innovation and new.
Don’t waste your potential and imagination on what could have been?
Lean towards what can be?
For the month of July I am going to write everyday about the power of our imagination.
Adventure is awaiting discovery.
Come on a pilgrimage with me.