The wandering mind is a creative mind. The more freely you think, the more creative ideas will come to you. Do you ever notice how children can sometimes be more creative than us? One of the reasons why I think this falls true is because they do not have a preconceived notion as to how the world works. Unlike us, they are moving through life constantly asking questions and exploring new outcomes. They believe anything is possible, so they experiment more.
Our minds are too constricted to work this way. We have gone through life collecting certain outcomes and believe those are the only true outcomes that are possible. As we grow up, we slowly loose are ambition to experiment and ask questions.
"Every child is born an artist, the problem is to remain one once they grow up."
So this week, your creative exercise is to constantly ask questions, without necessarily pursuing the answers. Be curious. Wonder about things. Like, "Why are those little styrofoam pieces called peanuts?" or "If you blew a bubble in space would it pop?".
Asking questions like this all day will help you to gain a new perspective on everything around you. If you stop yourself from pursuing the answers, it will also help your mind to think freely without the pressure to know or learn something. Just let your mind wander and be curious. Focus on asking silly questions as often as you can today or all week, and perhaps your mind will surprise you with some inspiring thoughts!
Come back and let me know what kinds of questions you come up with by leaving a comment below!
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