do we get the idea that we must always "defeat"
our "enemies"? Why do we think that
hurting them or even killing them is a justifiable and
effective way of dealing with them? After all, most
of our crises have more to do with differences in opinion
or differences in perspective than they do with actual
dangers to us.
Robert's words obviously are written with his tongue
firmly in his cheek, there is more than a spark of truth
in them. When our imaginations are engaged and we
find ourselves looking at the world as a place of
possibility and potential, our tendencies to seeing the
world as a place of conflict simply aren't as
strong. A group of people engaged in quilt-making or
neighborhood theater aren't as likely to be thinking
thoughts of anger and resentment as someone who's sitting
alone at home with nothing to do but pay attention to
every stray thought that enters his or her mind.
we find ourselves in that situation--being alone with our
negative thoughts, then we have the opportunity to start
some creative activity--just because. With our
creativity sparked, our thoughts become positive and we
can smile much more easily as we cover our corners of the
world with imagination.
love to get the Crayons when we go to restaurants that
have them set aside for kids. The waiters and
waitresses are usually happy to let me use them, and it's
a lot of fun to spend the time that we're waiting for food
on some creative expression. Usually, what I color
isn't all that good, but I don't care--it's fun creating,
and that's the important part. Our creative sides
provide us with contentment and fulfillment, as long as we
don't worry about what others think about our
creations. So make your own Crayola bomb and put it
in a place where you can access it easily and quickly, and
fill those spare moments with a little bit of creativity,
mixed with a dose of nostalgia for those years when the
Crayons were an important part of your life.