Reverb 10: Action.

by Dian Reid-Jancic· Follow Dian on

Action.

Dreams are not enough. We must take our dreams and create reality from the depths of our child like impulses and ambitions. In order to bring our dreams out of thought and into life, we must take action.

ac·tion    [ak-shuhn] —noun

  1. The process or state of acting or of being active.

There are 24 points of definition to the single word “action,” all of which seem to revolve around the first definition. The process or state of being active. Basically, being in motion. Doing stuff. Getting stuff done. Mindless blah-dee-blah-blah.

This is not the kind of action I want to engage in as I move through 2011.

When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step?

~ Scott Belsky

Inspired Action.

I want to take part in actions inspired by who I am and who I’m becoming. I am my self. I am my child. I am my adult. I am me.

A spirit of wonder and child like delight will serve you and your community in ways that an adult may not understand until taking action and dwelling deeply in this spirit.

~ Julie Jordan Scott,
10 Life Lessons Learned from a Grove of Giant Sequoias

Children seem to have a way of wondering what it would be like to do something, and then doing it, unlike us adults. Not getting caught up in the fear or the how or the ego, but being inspired by wonder to do and then doing. This is the kind of action I want to take in 2011. This kind of action has wings of its own, which will allow me to soar and enjoy both the view and the process.

Imagine that. Soaring to meet your dreams head on, by your own creation, and enjoying both the view and the process.

When I’m inspired by child like delight I do things like puddle-jumping in the rain. It’s not that puddle-jumping in the rain is what I aspire to accomplish in 2011. More that by freeing my mind, my body, my soul and allowing that child like delight to inspire me, I’m open to an infinity of possibility that my adult like delight just can’t comprehend.

There seems to be opportunity in taking child-like-inspired action. An openness that simply doesn’t exist in my adult world of chores and career and life [and fear]. If I can take the aliveness of jumping full-force into a puddle, simply for the pleasure and wonder of seeing how high I can make the water splash … what’s possible in my adult world?

How much fun can I have in writing for [Project X]? How many times can I belly-laugh with clients in 2011? How many interesting people can I engage with from #reverb10? If I play with the food on my plate for 3 minutes prior to eating it, contemplating its origins and whose energy has touched it before reaching my plate, what can that teach me about how I engage with my friends and family? If I read a magazine just for the pictures once a week, how is my creativity influenced?

Next step.

Breathe. Release. Breathe. Release. Breathe. Release.

Get busy acting out my child like delights.

Take the inspired action that comes from said child like delights.

Grow and prosper and live and connect and engage and be present in 2011.

Go.

This post is written as Day 13 of Reverb 10, inspired and created by Gwen Bell (Best of ’09) and her rockingly awesome cohorts. Are you reverbing too? I’d love for you to share yourself in the comments below.

Free Dancing Child image used courtesy of “D Sharon Pruitt” via Creative Commons License.
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  • “There seems to be opportunity in taking child-like-inspired action.” Absolutely! I spend many of my days with children. By watching them and their open way of living, I remember so much about who I used to be. Here’s to a year of acting out child like delights!

  • “There seems to be opportunity in taking child-like-inspired action.” Absolutely! I spend many of my days with children. By watching them and their open way of living, I remember so much about who I used to be. Here’s to a year of acting out child like delights!

  • I love this, Dian! Thank you for including my words here…. This prompt was so in line with so many other “What nexts” that I created a special event for tomorrow, just like that, spontaneously – all about passionate action, fun and playfulness… (I tweeted it, ofcourse! check it out!) AND THANK YOU! again,for including my words.Kindreds!!

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