"Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up."

Pablo Picasso

May Week 3: Claiming Our Natural Engagement


Overview And Objectives

This week, we are looking at the natural process through which we begin to engage with the world and start to develop competence in relating to others, being a part of our world and developing competence in different tasks.

There are certain natural qualities we have like wonder that is an important part of embracing this stage of development. Often our wonder is rejected or channeled in a way that leaves us feeling uncomfortable with ourselves. This week we will tackle these topics.

The Importance Of Imagination

Our energetic natures as sensitive people make wonder an automatic part of our lives. How can you be sensitive and not wonder when you are different? How can you not wonder when the world does not make sense.

Wonder is a first step in developing an imagination. We wonder about this outcome or that idea. We wonder what would happen if we tried one thing or another. Wonder and imagination are natural partners to help us develop creative skills. 

“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people”

Leo Burnett

Imagination And Creativity

Different ideas about the value of imagination.

Creative Collaboration Is What Humans Do Best

We are built to be creative together.

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Imagination Animates Learning

An education process built on imagination.

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5 Reasons Imagination Is More Important Than Knowledge

Imagination is the gateway to passion.

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Connecting The Dots

Questions, ideas, and insights to stimulate your thinking and to help integrate this week's information into your life.

Insight 1

Imagination connects ideas the way empathy connects people.

Insight 2

Imagination can be a force for good or a force for exploitation and harm.

Insight 3

Imagination about what we want to do can help us with our healing process when we become stuck.

This Month's Courses

Monthly Explorations

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