The definition of madness is continuing to do the same, expecting something to change.
1. Open your eyes. Wide. Focus your attention on what works. Stay there and if the mind comes back to nag you about what does not work, send it to its place.
2. Try every day something new. The mind locked in its old energy, like a ghost in a century old house, will re-learn to create.
3. Look around you and ignore what is wrong. The more you concentrate on what hinders you, the more power you give to the obstacle.
4. Create something on purpose. Paint. Draw. Write. Sing. Buy clay and mold something. Paint your old tea cup with permanent markers and apply lacquer on top to keep the image from erasing.
5. Get in touch with the earth and whatever is green. Plant a carrot, or an onion in a pot, and watch them bloom. Plant sprout seeds, harvest and add those to your salad.
Place an avocado seed in a pot and wait for the tree to spring from it.
6. Take days off when all the others work. Work when the others are taking their vacation.
7. Play when you work. Don’t take yourself too seriously. If you don’t like what you are doing, look for another job.
8. Wear colored clothes, every day a different color.
9. Move furniture around the house, clean and throw another housewarming party.
10. Daydream (this one is mandatory), at least 10 minutes a day.
Apply consistently all the above, or invent your own way of re-experience life, without any fear of making mistakes. Whoever makes no mistakes learns nothing.
We are the sum of all changes, minor and major, that we consciously make within us, day by day. A person that stopped learning and seems to know everything should better pay the installments for the casket, because life is over.
The secret to success is elasticity. Whoever is elastic can tie laces without back pains and can adapt on the spot to any rising opportunity… And opportunities become visible only if you apply rule #1: be here, now, with your eyes wide open, so that you can creat your life in the best way possible, second by second.