Like anything else its paradoxical so theoretically it can be para-doctored. Do everything as if it is being done for the first time. Walk the family dog you’ve had for five years. Wash dishes. Have a drink. Eat anything you eat. Feel the newness and delight in it. That goes for communication. Talk to your parents, your children, your siblings, your partner of however many years as if you’ve never talked to them before. Hear what they are saying. It is SO easy to fall into the pattern of hearing what you expect to hear but NO hear THEM as the vital humans you fell in love with and you love.
If we can do that, then we can really view the world with the wonder of a child. There is an old expression that I’ve heard, not sure where that anything that’s done for the first time unleashes a demon. That’s true and they are the type of demons that we need. 🙂 The farthest distance is between zero and one. The whole act of creativity is involved in breaching that distance. So anytime we do something for the first time we are creating.
What’s the paradox? Simple. At the same time we experience things with the wonder of a child we need to also live like it is our last day on earth. With the kind of intensity drive and importance. So everything we do , done as if it were both the first and the last time we are doing it.
There’s something there.