What if we lived in a world where, if you imagined something, it actually came to life? What would you wish for? Money? World peace? A new career? But, what if I told you that we already live in a world like this? And the key to unlocking this ability is you, yes You!
The year 2015 is well underway. Perhaps like me, you've been swept up with life and its busy schedule, unable to yet make a start at achieving some of those dreams you wanted to realize in 2015? Don't be tempted to put them off until next year.
We flew one hour north and disembarked in another big city, Ahmedabad, with the anticipation of being with Poonam Kathuria, who we sponsored to come to America last year. Let me digress for a moment to restate who "we" are and the purpose of our trip to India.
Isabel Adrian: "I love the idea of cloning! While one of me works on my music, the other me can get writing done. And of course, one clone would probably spend a good chunk of the day eating Swedish candy."
A run-in with failure can be devastating to the inexperienced. And without being taught how to respond to it, it can be destructive in its impact on a person's confidence. But it's far more easily managed when you can see a positive outcome in the end.
Turn off the practical humdrum switch in your brain, comforted by numbers and lists and repetitive functions that can cause carpal tunnel brain syndrome. And let your thoughts stretch your imagination.
If you're in the same boat, and you find it's difficult to remember what will improve your creativity and when you should do your most creative work, hopefully this list will help you get it all straight.
Everyone enters the world in the middle of great events -- not all of them good. We can choose to embrace our lives or whine loudly about our circumstances. Or we can muster the courage to imagine a different life, a life that has yet to exist.
Our collective exaltation of creativity is extreme and highlights a cultural problem: We're over-glorifying a fantasy of individual innovative genius, and asking it to carry weight it was never meant to bear.
I asked Yoko Ono -- who at 79 is as youthful, energetic and beautiful as ever -- how she picks the recipients, is there a committee or board? "No, I feel it in here," she said pointing to her heart, "It comes from the heart."