Cheryl Melody Baskin, Author of "Shift of Heart."
Einstein, Imagination, and Encouraging the Dreamer
Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” The human spirit NEEDS to dream, to imagine, to explore, problem solve, extend, expand, create! It is thirsty for it!
Instead of thinking that there is only one “right way” to think, to believe, to play an instrument, to live a life…encourage everyone you meet to stretch their idea of what is “right.”
If money or failure were not issues, what would you want to be, to do, to explore?
If mistakes were allowed and accepted as learning tools for SUCCESS, could you feel more at ease to err in front of someone, while allowing for another person’s mistakes as well? I have a saying, “I am a perfectly imperfect person.” It’s very relaxing to feel this way when I do my concerts or in my private life.
My favorite expansive question: “How many ways can you solve that problem, play a sound on that instrument, say or sing that word or phrase? ”
The open ended question of ”HOW MANY WAYS” opens up the inner being towards full creative blossoming. Challenge your own thinking with this open-ended question, and provide that gift to a child. It will be the most loving act of kindness you could offer.
I encourage you to do what my teachers and parents did for me:
Invite children to dance with their imaginations, soaring towards unlimited expanses of the unknown possibilities…so that they can be a well rounded Einstein of their own unique brand.
Joyful Dreaming, Visioning and Imagining along with Einstein! — Cheryl Melody