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Mike K

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imagination helps me fly above my fears

September 9, 2013

Another variation...

September 6, 2013

Trying out a different image style on the same statement.

September 3, 2013

Thanks for a number of very helpful comments. I learned a lot from them.  

I decided to go with the statement (final answer):

  • Imagination helps me fly above my fears

Here is an updated visual:

I realized I was dwelling a lot on being stuck.  But I have found that imagination, when I let it, helps me to go beyond limitations and fears.  It has a healing effect when I feel immobile.  I want to trust that imagination and intuition more. 

I'm having fun doing this and incorporated some inspirations from:

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (my quirky adaption of Suman's "Kintsujuroi" image - thanks!)
  • Ice cream
  • Shadow
  • Learning from my own inner child
  • Imagination taking flight
  • Building, creating, adapting
  • Movement and momentum
  • Comments in particular from Sandra and Maru about imagination, healing, adapting, let go of fighting, enjoy, impractical, humour, less serious.  thanks!
  • ...

Comments and suggestions welcomed.

Have a good day all.

~Mike

August 31, 2013

While thinking through statements, I was struck with another strong one:

  • "I'm often stuck between hope and fear"

I find I can get very enthusiastic for something new but then fears and doubts start to creep in and I can often get parallized into inaction.  Part of me is drawn to feeling hopeful with new ideas and goals, while another part convinces myself that my ideas are impractical, risky.  I can sometimes be very idealistic, energized, and creative.  Then suddenly I find myself self-doubting, deflated, and losing faith in myself.

The worst feeling is feeling stuck.  Instead of action, I seek distraction (maybe another phrase) until something else captures my attention.  I don't feel ambivilent, rather I feel strong pulls of "just do it" and then the pull of fears.  I know most fears are phantoms and habits, but they drain my energy until I find myself stopping.  I'm trying to explore what is this dynamic and what can help me get "unstuck" from the cycle.

August 29, 2013

Hello.  I'm starting to consider what might be an interesting statement about myself.  Some candidates:

  • I look for patterns everywhere to try to find some kind of meaning
  • I don't have a clue what it's all about
  • I want to be a teacher, but I allow myself to keep getting blocked
  • My daughter and son twins teach me as much as I teach them
  • I could be great if I only knew what to focus on
  • I'm American/Canadian/Croatian/Icelandic
  • What does it mean to be mindful when I see my dad's mind vanishing
  • People percieve me as happy and easygoing, while I struggle inside
  • I strive to be fearless, authentic and resilient
  • I like but sometimes lack the word 'momentum' 
  • I want to think less, and experience more

Thank you

(Inspiration, original source:  http://azarask.in/projects/algorithm-ink/#e0274a5c )

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