Day 11 of the 365-Day Creativity Challenge prompt is to draw a balloon on a string. I know for many people balloons immediately bring to mind the gorgeous image of the house from the movie Up, floating away into the sky. For today’s creative exercise, I am drawing one balloon on a string. Within that balloon, I write out, as succinctly as possible, a dream that I’d like to see come to fruition. A loving relationship. Maybe it is writing a book. Maybe it’s getting it published. Now imagine the dream balloon floating away into the sky as the string is released. I am sending my dream balloon (and dream) to the universe. It’s similar to the thought behind the tradition of wish lanterns of sending hopes and dreams into the sky. This exercise helps me get clear on what I want to work on. It also helps me release expectations and limitations that I may attach to the dream. Dream. Show up (to write that book, to be a loving partner, etc.). And then let it take its own shape. As Paulo Coelho said, “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
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