Create like a kid with a pail of Legos

“Children see magic because they look for it.” ―Christopher Moore
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When it comes to creativity, all you have to do is channel your inner four-year-old.

Preschoolers don’t sit in front of a pail of legos thinking, “Nah! Not feeling it today.” They don’t wonder if they’re talented enough. They don’t question their ability, worry what someone will think.

They plunge in, unhindered, free, happy.

My friend Carla told a wonderful story about her granddaughter who was dancing with great abandon. A well-meaning adult who was watching said, “Wow! I’m impressed. Are you going to be a dancer someday?”

Carla’s granddaughter, without missing a beat, retorted, “I already am!”

All of us–even squeamish, frightened grownups–already are dancers, painters and writers.

Shall we begin?

Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just-released, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.

7 Comments on “Create like a kid with a pail of Legos

  1. Thank you Pam. Always inspiring, encouraging and true! I love starting my day with one of your posts – you get me thinking in new ways and feeling good about life 😄

  2. That made me smile! When I ask my five year old granddaughter what she wants to be when she grows up she says ‘Everything’. And I say, ‘Absolutely!’
    Thanks for the great post Pam!

  3. LOVE your new book Pam – it’s changing my life and I can’t thank you enough…want to come to tea? I’m near New Haven, CT the best pizza in the country on Woooooooster Street. Definately worth the trip!!

  4. I would love to be that way, but honestly haven’t felt like doing a damn thing in years….the world doesn’t need any more dancers or iPhones or paperwork or kids or dogs….it feels like there is nothing left to do. I’ve been stuck here for a zillion years. I keep reading these wonderful manifestation stories and feel like I’m missing out on some wonderful life. I want a wonderful life. But what is wonderful? If I had all the money in the world, I wouldn’t move. Not out of fear, as lack of money is my only fear, but lack of motivation. So what I ran up a mountain today, and I will again tomorrow and I danced while I cooked…cause I just do. And I could start my workout again….squats and lunges, gotta keep up with the thighs….but for what?

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