|Stop. Pay attention to "out of the blue" crazy symbols, cues, or ideas that "pop up" unexpectedly. These may hold the key to new ideas. Imagination is always connecting the dots--if we take time to listen.|
Example: you see Ivy growing on an old building. Strategic prompt: Check your mind bank for associations with any Ivy League school, opportunity, colleague -- and if something is "hot" then follow-up with that individual, school or opportunity. If someone named "Ivy" is important in your life -- call them. Ivey could also mean IV -- an IV drip at a hospital, or the roman numeral 4 -- or a company or individual with the initials I.V.
There is no time that you "step outside" of a moment, that you do not see that moment and that task you are doing with greater clarity.
- If you stop right now..., you may remember someone you need to call to let know you'll be late, or to check messages that were too long waiting. Or you may remember something you have to prepare for tomorrow. Affirmation of others and attention to their needs may mean a more successful and happy career and family relationships than non-stop work. Generosity of spirit also rejuvenates, makes you get creative juices flowing!
- If you stop right now..., you might remember to check in with kids, nieces, nephews -- who get too little focused personal communication these days except to give them a "to do" lists or on special occasions. Let "Stop What You're Doing Right Now" remind you that a call to say how much you love and appreciate. Now. It will change your relationships--youth passes by all to quickly. Acknowledgement is special time for young people; we can never give them enough affirmation! Interaction with younger people also sparks new creative energies.
- If you stop right now..., there may still be time to schedule a healthy meal, meditation, playing some music, working on a creative project, going to a talk you wanted to go to -- or taking a walk before the end of the day. To schedule doing something happy! To schedule thinking time! These can stir new energies of the soul... There may even be time to sleep -- the ultimate brainpower! See Scientific American Mind: Quiet! Sleeping Brain at Work!"
Enjoy the pauses of life. Because these are when surprise comes -- when greater awareness takes hold!
“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven't the answer to a question you've been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you're alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.” -- Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
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