This blog introduces you to my special brand of BIKE. I show you how to find your Best self, access your Inner strength, tune in to your Killer instincts, and use your Expressive voice. It's inspiring, spiritual, quirky, and it's all in your head. It's about ATTITUDE, not exercise, though that might be a side benefit.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Keep your eyes open for the unusual

Have you ever passed a street light and, only afterwards, realized it was red...as in, "Wow, I just ran a red light!"?

Or maybe you've found yourself reading a book, realizing after you've turned 10 pages that you can't recall a single word. So you start all over again. It's like the subconscious is filled with so many thoughts that the mind has to numb itself in order to take a break. In those moments, life may seem like a blur.

If you're in such a cycle, where you're waking up every day only to wind up doing the same old thing, following the same old routine, and living the same old life...if you feel stuck in a rut like that...perhaps you just need to open your eyes a little wider and look for the unusual.

We need to do that once in a while. We need to stimulate our senses with something new, something different or unique.

In the photo above, you may notice that's a ceramic rooster stuck in the side of a building. It wouldn't normally be there, but the owner of the country inn in Arizona where it's at thought it would be fun. She likes whimsical, and she's a wise woman who knows we need whimsical in our lives sometimes.

What about you? When you need whimsy in yours, where do you go? What do you do? Think about it for a second, and post your comments below.

1 comment:

floatingbones said...

I find whimsy in reading the Wall Street Journal. The writers and editors are intelligent enough to throw in an occasional wordplay or subtle pun to their stories and headlines.

I find whimsy in the fun little details of movies. In the latest Star Trek film, there was a warning sign for the transporter operator to not allow people to move on or off the pad during transport. Gadzooks! Why do they need that warning? Is Starfleet trying to cover its legal ...? JJ Abrams is winking at us.

I find whimsy in my blogging and presentations (or, at least I try to do that). I blog about a serious topic and deal with fundamental and deeply-held beliefs for both me and my audience. Seriousity would be a huge No Pass.