Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Ready For this 7 Day Media Fast?

Hey Guys

I've been having a hard time getting online as the internet connection here at the villa in Thailand is pretty strange at times. In fact, I've been kept offline all day today...

Anyway, I'm here now and that's the main thing, right?

Today's message is a pretty simple one.

It's about turning back time and hitting the reset switch on your life for a while.

You see, whilst I've been running my mastermind retreat over here, I've been thinking a lot about how so many of our problems are made by ourselves and our reactions to the world around us. It's almost as if we bulid our realities based upon what others tell us is going on.

Swine flu? Ow, be careful!

Recession? Better tighten the purse strings!

You get my drift.

It's almost like we have to play a part in a big game that we never even decided to join, right?

Well, what if you just dropped out for a while? Just a little bit?

What if you didn't read any newspapers, watch any news or listen to any radio for a week?

What effect do you think that would have?

Better still, what if during that same week you only read books that were related to your childhood like Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, The Witches or anything else that sprang to mind? (Yes, I love Roald Dahl - I read thses stores to my son Connor every night)

Do you think that after just 7 days you'd feel different about the world?

I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt on my part that you would. I know because I do : )

Becoming a kid again is pretty cool.

It allows you to shake off the heaviness of being an adult and return to the life of imagination and wonder that you used to believe in so much when you were young.

You should try it for yourself.

Go on, I dare ya!

Give this 7 day return to childhood a go and report how it makes you feel. It certainly can't hurt, right? : )

Truth, joy and love

P.S - Post what books you're going to start with... I'd love to know : )


AdrienneSC said...

Where the Wild Things Are!

Mike's Creative Fitness said...

This is perfect timing Dax. One of my goals as you will see is to start drawing again and possibly start my own cartoon. A "childhood" dream. This 7 day imagination retreat will do me some good. The Magic is starting to unfold like a red carpet.

Darlene said...

Perfect timing for us, too! We started reading THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET, just two nights ago, aloud! What fun. What great fun. Cheers! - Darlene

p.s. If you don't know where to start for GREAT kids books - search Amazon for Caldecott Winners.

Theresa said...

I think I'll revisit the Hatchet books by Gary Paulson. Adventure, courage, and a young person handling issues I wouldn't want to face as an adult. Nice reality check!

Mitchell said...

It may be a sign I had a very odd childhood but I'd like to go back and read Lucifer's Hammer by Niven and Pournelle.

What every childhood needs, a good end-of-the-world story!

Rosalie said...

I adore Winnie the Pooh- if that isnt magic, I dont know what is! I love Alice in Wonderland for its imaginative breadth and spirit of adventure. What a combination for inspiration! Rosalie