Story, Imagination and Exploding Neurons

Like Alice in Wonderland, Carly Elizabeth changes so much each day it’s hard to know just who she is. Blink and she changes again. Astonishing! There is no other word to describe it, watching, day-by-day, as Carly’s capacity to imagine explodes. Equally astonishing is the way most of us miss what is taking place, right before our eyes.

Themes: 
imagination
language development
model imperative

Embodied Optimism

It feels like the deck is stacked. While it may be conjecture, anecdotal, it seems like it takes more energy and attention to be happy than sad, disillusioned, angry or depressed. Along with these; happiness, joy, hope and optimism are much more ‘states of being’ than abstract concepts. While appreciating that every thought has a corresponding feeling, I experience concepts in my head. Happiness and depression involve the whole body.

Themes: 
hope
imagination

Monsters Under The Bed

September snuck in like a clever thief. You can feel the days getting longer. Barbora, at twenty, is a sparkling young woman. She arrived a week ago, a Czech Au Pair, French for ‘on par,’ meaning equal, a member of the family for a year to help care for Carly and to create a rich bilingual environment. With much of her extended family in Europe it is important that Carly Elizabeth speak Czech, a challenging language to master.

Themes: 
language development
imagination

Celebrating Joseph Chilton Pearce

In Joe’s world true imagination is causal, meaning creative. We can literally enter into the ontological structure of reality itself (ontological meaning the branch of metaphysics that studies the nature of existence or being), and we learn to do this first with storytelling and imaginative play, but that is just the beginning. The very top of Tibetan meditation practices develops this capacity. The child will maintain that great capacity for imagination if it’s encouraged. If it’s discouraged there’s no payoff. Fear of being rejected replaces true development of this extremely high and powerful capacity. This concept is one of the great pillars of Joe’s collected writings.

Michael Mendizza

Themes: 
imagination

Marley Is Dead.

This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate.

Themes: 
hope
imagination

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