To me, good ideas are like salad. I dream about salad, but I never seem to eat enough of it. I often am surprised at the hunger I have for both and yet, there are days I don’t get my salad or any good ideas until later in the day, when I’m relaxed.
In what way today can you bump up the salad—aka good ideas—to earlier? Instead of doing the “daily required tasks” at your job or in your business, why not camp out and relax? Take an hour to feel great and healthy, allow yourself to dream, to invent.
Often for me, this requires a bit of meditation work:
- I close my eyes. What do I feel? It is precious, what I come up with. It is sacred. It is something that all humans experience and that we also avoid, because looking that closely at how we feel hurts.
- I accept it. I allow the feelings that I have to become alive, to be. But they are not me and they are not facts. They are feelings. I pretend I’m holding them in my hand, carefully, like I am in awe. I choose to realize what I have, what I am feeling there.
I am making sure I show up in my own life.
- And then I open my hand and let go, like I am releasing everything away from me without any judgment. I open my eyes. I remember me. I feel kinder, gentler toward myself. I feel the pit of fear of the unknown go away and my body is softer.
And today, after doing this, sitting in the October sunshine, I got a really good idea.