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Activation Energy

AINT GOT TIME TO WASTE… moping around or whatever. Get up and chase your dreams, as cliché as that sounds, but do not settle for a life that just happens…because if we die today, will we be satisfied with what we leave? Are we living a life true to our heart? Are today’s decisions contributing to our dream(s)?

Pass on these five phrases from a lecture by Adam Braun and start acting on the life that you intend to live:

-Get out of your comfort zone. Greatness comes out of areas of struggles.

-Challenge your assumptions, so you can find your truths.

-Speak the language of the person you seek to become. Project ideas to the universe and it starts to manifest.

-Make the little decisions with your head, and the big ones with your heart.

-How can you create the most positive impact on as many lives as possible?

“Every person is a revolution being carried within a vessel. Find your purpose and activate it. If your dreams are not scaring you, then you are not dreaming big enough.” – Adam Braun.

Make every minute a fruitful one.

Make gains.

Make your dreams unfold.

Do not entertain unproductive bs! 🙂

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Agua

To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.

― Isaac Newton

 

Looking at the world through Samson’s acute observations is refreshing.  He sees novelty in everything and uses application too; he knows that the droplets falling from the sky is water.  Pointing to the sky, he says with amazement, “agua!” He loved every minute of the pouring rain. I explained the process of precipitation and how I look forward for him to play in the rain when he gets a little older, just like I enjoyed it as a little girl. The simple and fun days… I get to relive them through my son, Samson.  Together we explore the world, even the simple yet complex/beautiful things, such as nature. To expand his curiosity is essential, especially at this young age, where he is absorbing and studying everything! He already loves to explore and learn, even if it gets him in trouble, but stays safe too. (Those neurons be firing wildly, yo. See ‘Bubby’s Circuitry’)

 

 

 


Imagination

Samson embraces his growing imagination. David Brooks, author of The Social Animal, says “blending neural patterns is called imagination- arduous and practical. No simple machine can blend two complicated constructs” such as Samson’s ability to imitate a tiger. What does the tiger say? And there he is, making “tiger” sounds. Soo precious! He also pretends to fly a plane, while holding his helicopter up in the air. It seems simple, but is far from it. According to Fauconnier and Turner, “building an integration network involves setting up mental spaces, matching across spaces, projecting selectively to a blend, locating shared structures, projecting backward to inputs, recruiting new structure to the inputs or the blend, and running various operations in the blend itself.” That’s only the start of it.

My bubby’s imagination scared him when he discovered his shadow; not the playful one created by the sun, but the distorted and spooky one created by the nightlight. He rushed to hold me—turns around and there it is again— with a worried and make- it- go-away look on his cute face. I remedied this new and (probably) only fear of his by challenging him a little bit. With a flashlight, I showed him the “bunny” shadow created by my hand. At first he hated it before learning that it was my hand creating these images on the wall. Then he tried it. It was super adorable! He approached it with ambivalence at first, but after seeing what his cute little fingers created with a flashlight, he became comfortable experimenting more with the shadows, like a “peekaboo” game. He was at ease by the end of this activity and I, in good riddance that my bubby gained his confidence back.

He relies on me for comfort and security. It is sooo easy providing that to such a beautiful angel, my son. He trusts me to “make the spooky shadows” go away. I will always be there to comfort and make sure that he continues to embrace his *Spongebob Squarepants voice and rainbow motion* IMAGINATION.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. –Albert Einstein

 


The Vision

The vision for this club is to immerse ourselves in knowledge while having fun with new/old friends (and wine)! Also as a book club, serving the community is important. Community service parallel the theme/genre of the book of the month (historical, medical, mystery, etc.) Different genres and ideas explored, starting with The Social Animal by David Brooks.

A post on the book discussion will be up next month! Here’s a little fun introduction:

 

Socialize, get smarter and give back to the community. Win-Win! Great way to start 2016!