It’s summer time here in the U.S. which means we can a little bit lighter in spirit, at least that’s what we most of us would like to be the case!

This car was parked on my street recently, and it reminded me that adding a bit of color and lightness somehow or somewhere at some point during the day is really important. How we do that can take many forms and shapes but something that brings some brevity and color to the heart is not only refreshing, but can make a palpable difference in our approach to whatever we meet next.

I suggest this to myself, and now offer it to you on this summer day – to remember that possibilities are endless, as long as you allow space in the heart for them. Possibilities, imagination and what we might construe as magic are everywhere even in the harshest of circumstances – part of our magnificent resiliency as human beings is in remembering these truths whenever we can. If we look at what we have lived through, personally and globally we remember that even when things are heavy, there can be a glimmer of lightness, and so often that is what sees us through. 

So think outside of your boxes–  as John Cage once said in his 10 rules for Students, Teacher and Life: “Rule 4:  Consider everything an experiment”. If you imagine what you want to see in your own heart and mind and the world at least for a few precious moments, you can live as you have everything to gain and nothing to loose. This experiment can free the heart, and open the windows of the mind — a little breeze inside is always a refreshing thing.