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Without Words

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. – Friedrich Nietzsche

What better place to talk about creative flow, the magical experience where actions and awareness merge, than dancing? Scott Barry Kaufman describes flow when “one’s mind is fully open and attuned to the act of creating.” Where a sense of wholeness arises, and we move away from the cerebral to the body. Everything feels engaged and meaningful.

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Act on Your Dreams and “Make It So”

The world of reality has its limits; the world of the imagination is boundless.—Rousseau

Remember Jean Luc Picard, Starfleet Captain in Star Trek? When he and his officers hit upon a solution to get themselves out of a sticky situation—by going to warp speed, say, or activating the deflector shield to evade a hostile force—he instructed his crew to “make it so.” And it would be done. I love that. Determining a course of action and following through. Making it so.

Much of what we do in this life is based upon the decisions we make. Generally speaking, if we decide to pursue a particular dream, if we believe in it strongly enough and dedicate ourselves to shepherding it to fruition, that dream will come into being. Perhaps you want desperately to achieve a college education. What do you do? Study hard in high school, complete college applications and line up loans and scholarships. Or perhaps you want to write a novel. You go to work—preparing an outline, blocking out periods of time to write, and paragraph by paragraph, you write the book. You “make it so.”

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