“Sunny” – What would a Health Blog be without some uplifting, inspirational anecdotes and mantras?
“…Many prefer not to exercise their imaginations at all. They choose to remain comfortably within the bounds of their own experience, never troubling to wonder how it would feel to have been born other than they are. They can refuse to hear screams or to peer inside cages; they can close their minds and hearts to any suffering that does not touch them personally; they can refuse to know”
~J.K Rowling, 2004
If you have been following MissFit for any length of time, you may already know about one or more of her guilty pleasures. Some are more justifiable than others.
However, this month’s Sunny Sunday quote is brought to you by none other than J.K Rowling, the infamous author of the magical saga series of Harry Potter.
I invite you to read that quote one more time. Regardless of your stance on the book series or on magic, let go of your judgement and read it as coming from one human to another.
Are you able to? Is it humanly possible to leave your opinions about a speaker at the door and enter into the sanctuary of their mind’s eye and assume positive intent?
Seems as though the longer we are on this planet, the harder this is to do.
Is that because we know too much? Or not enough?
Something to consider.
With movies such as Pixar’s Inside Out storming the box office, we know that not all adults are too far gone into the Adulthood Abyss – that gaping vortex that sucks up innocence and swallows memories of a simpler time.
This Sunday, as you embark on a new week, be mindful of your child-self. Note its presence. Allow yourself to accept and be grateful for its existence.
Step away from the constant chatter of social media and the glowing screen of your phone and let your mind wander. Let it visit previous lives, or future lives; let is muse on friends and lovers come and gone; let it built a castle in the sky.
Let it unapologetically consider the possibility of living the live you once imagined.
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