I learned this line today from Jason at our Helpdesk. It turns out that it’s not new, but it’s new to me. He was being optimistic about the success of the VPN patch but, really this has a much broader application. “Speak it into existence” was his line for stating out loud what you want to happen, to put it out there and watch it go.
Have you done this? What did you speak it into existence?
Here’s one I learned about travel in unfamiliar places. This one is also from Elaine, who is my teacher of the week. Don’t know where it’s best to walk and not walk? Want to know which form of transportation is safest? Follow the local mothers with strollers. They’ve figured it out!
“It’s like the opera,” Elaine taught me: You don’t need to understand the words to understand the emotion and to follow along.
She, along with so many of us, has a loved one with dementia. She has learned that when she doesn’t understand, the words don’t matter, that the conversation is like music. As long as the music is playing, you can listen along and tap into whatever you can.
Being with someone with dementia, or mental illness, can be so frustrating. I love the idea of going with the flow in a whole new way.