So, Dr. Gilbert, whom you may know from commercials about retirement, asks the question, why is it more difficult to imagine then it is to recall memory?
Great question. Honestly never in my life would I have imagined that imagination is such a difficult task for some many people. Imagination drives HOPE. Hope is THE fuel for healing, for improving our lives, for deepening our relationships.
As an imagination and innovation junkie, I find it almost impossible to believe that some people have difficulty with imagining, dreaming, and creating realities that do not exist yet we hope that one day they become our reality. How can that be?
Why do people struggle with creating better worlds for themselves, their children, their wives and husbands? Why do we settle for what has already happened? Why don’t strive for better?
Seems to me that the power of story and the power to create mental wellness in one’s life requires the use of imagination skills. The ability to predict, anticipate and consider the possibilities. Those who struggle with the art of imagination will indeed struggle with living mental well.
Begging the question, what will you, I and others do about that?
Want to jump start your healing?
Want to get away for a while?
Go Radio Silent
Turn off the fucking cell phone.
Yeah. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and even Pintrest can wait. You soul, with all of that backed up shit (a.k.a. hurt and fear) can’t.
Unplug. Unwind. Unkink the rope.
Turn off the cell. Go radio silent for the day.
Nothing, and I really mean, nothing is that important that 24 without your cell can’t wait for. I know, what if there is an emergency? And what f there is. Then your radio silent day is the way that it was supposed to happen and the manner in which you found out and how you found out is the way that it was meant to be.
And besides, with a world of cell phone addicted people….you will be eventually contacted about any emergency. Hell, this ain’t the 70s.
Bob Zima, counselor and Frequent Flyer to Hell and Back, needed a change in his life so he decided to purchase a minor league hockey team. And he also won a dilapidated stadium with NO ICE, a cafe’ and radio station. Wow. Now that is a life change.
In this scripted and fictional life story of the writer and producer and host, you will experience a wide range of satirical and cathartic entertainment and at times therapeutic event.
The Podcast takes place at The Grumpy Gator Cafe’ in the Pelican Ice House and features a wide range of Bob’s Character-Defects!
Check out Bob’s latest podcast or BobCast as he likes to say.
So how is it that you take a risk, set sail from a comfortable Harbor into the Open Seas, in an effort to find Adventure. Adventure that will bring meaning and significance and healing into your life. After all healing is nothing more than a series of Adventures in which we find and apply significant meaning to the people places and things in our lives as well as our actions and the outcomes of those actions.
How is it that our risk-taking behaviors, which often require a fuck you and the horse you rode in on Mantra and mentality, can be compatible with an I actually care and take personal responsibility set of behaviors.
Do you know what I’m talking about?
Healing is an independent activity in which we, as independent travelers, set our own path towards a treasure that is worth more than silver and gold. We are the ones who chart our course. We are the ones with that unique Compass. Sometimes our healing Adventures take us in opposite direction of Those whom we love or where we thought we would be heading. In order to fully heal we must be willing to say what the fuck, I’m going in this direction. And when people prevent us from going in that direction we need to be able to say goodbye. Well that was rather polite. Better to say goodbye then fuck you, I’m out of here.
For most of us who do this, meaning set our own course and walk away from those who would prevent us from healing, we need to be able to cope with and deal with the anxiety that comes from the need to chart our own course off and our own Direction and at times build boundaries with those who are preventing us from seeking our true healing path. It is this anxiety that drives our behaviors which instead of leading to Healing lead to a trail of disconnected in dysfunctional relationships in our wake.
Finding a way out of this pattern of course is the first step towards mental Wellness or I should say maybe step 20 or 22.