It is that place of dreams
Of thoughts untold and desires unfold
Where imagination leads
Run and dance, leap! Through fields of realization
By means of deep play, that is, engaging in activity that requires our full attention and does not allow our mind to wonder, we can reach a place where our synapses fire more accurately and our intelligence sharpens. Whether it be music, art, vigorous exercise, or experiencing the fullness of the natural word, tapping into our conscious subconscious is extremely beneficial. It allows our brains to unhinge and find, even for a few moments, single purpose. Thoughts that literally tie us to the ground, creatively speaking, cannot be present while we are completely focused on activities that allow for deep play.
Letting imagination run wild, our potential becomes clear. The key is allowing time, to put aside what we have to do in favor of what we desire to do – often. When we give ourselves permission to play, we begin to realize how essential it is for our well-being. The benefits are immeasurable! We actually become more productive overall. Contentment is easier to find. Satisfied with our creative accomplishments, we go about daily living with more confidence, ease, and grace.
Techniques used to create this abstract photography were demonstrated at a Maine Photo Adventures Fall Foliage workshop. Paula will be having several ‘Art is Everywhere’ workshops in 2017. Follow her for more information.