"You're only given a little spark of madness, you mustn't lose it." - Robin Williams
"A little spark of madness..." is such a beautiful thing. In the movie Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams' character refers to our human quirks and idiosyncrasies as "the good stuff", and I truly believe that!
This past Christmas, I watched the Disney/ Pixar movie "Soul", and it has become one of my favorites from those production studios, right up there with Monsters. Inc. I've become a sucker for children's movies again, since all of them have such beautifully simple and magically delivered wisdom.
As a creative, I am well attuned to that spark, the creativity that lives in all of us, but is often forgotten or pushed aside by "real life". I like to think is it a spark of madness, which makes us so much more interesting. Finding it again is the storyline for so many wonderful movies and books, and in my opinion, what life is all about!
What is the spark that lies inside of you?
I can't recommend the movie, "Soul", highly enough, for some real feel good vibes and a reminder of the creative, childlike magic that we could all use more of! Here's a preview...
There is something absolutely magnetic about people who live in their authenticity, and show up for life with presence, joy and positivity. I personally love to be around people like this, people who are both inspired and inspiring - just by being who they are. This is something I aspire to be myself, and I work on showing up everyday with this energy.
This is often the first suggestion when you call a technical support line, what if we looked to this bit of wisdom first when something feels like it isn't working within ourselves? What if our first response was to stop, reset, and take a breath, rather than to go, fix, take action etc...
We can't control the storms, we must simply weather them as best we can. Waiting for the storm to pass, is like waiting for everything in life to be perfect before we stop to enjoy it. I'd rather dance in the imperfect, stormy moments.