22 Dec Freedom to Play
Freedom to Play
The Freedom to Play is a gift that you give yourself.
It is also the most important freedom that you can have.
I’m writing this blog to celebrate a milestone in creative thinking: I just finished my 66th journal. This represents a stack of journals almost three feet high.
The next day I started Journal #67. And I began by writing “The Freedom to Play” on the first page.
I do that to remind myself that writing in a journal is actually play.
Play, you may know, is a special process where we tinker in a realm that’s free of expectations, judgments, and the like.
Then we become lost in the moment, detached from everything around us.
So when I write in a journal, I let go of trying to accomplish anything. I just watch words appear as my pen moves on the page.
As a result, sometimes magic happens.
I may find an idea. I may solve a puzzle. I may write a poem.
I posted some samples here: Poems
Here are two excellent books about birds. I recommend both of them.
Inspiring Respect for Nature, one bird at a time.
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