The wonder of a child is refreshing and gives us a pattern to which we can return. The sad part is having lost the wonder, the curiosity. Pablo Picasso had it right when he said; “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
When did your artist leave? Mine departed at a very early age but is being welcomed back through reading. Artist is a metaphor for the ‘wonder of a child’ kind-of-life with limitless possibilities. You are free to claim your ‘wonder of a child’ life.
I am gleaning nuggets in How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci by Michael J. Gleb. Here is one great nugget from Michael that we can cash in for profit; “You can increase your problem-solving skills, at work and at home, by honing your questioning-asking ability.” Think about questions from a child. Tap into that wonder, see with fresh eyes, ask why, ask why not.
“Just as iron rusts from disuse, and stagnant water putrefies, or when cold turns to ice, so our intellect wastes unless it is kept in use.” Leonardo da Vinci