Recognize those words? If you do, then you’ll know that they came from the brilliant comedy minds of Monty Python. Beginning in England and then finding their way over to the U.S, Monty Python, a comedy group that included Michael Palin, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and Graham Chapman, delighted viewers for years with their outrageous comedy that challenged the “establishment” and poked fun at the human condition. What made them so brilliant was their ability to reach beyond what was possible and dare to dream big. If you want a definition of authentic, watch their comedy sketches. What came across from the TV screen to the viewers was their passion for comedy.
When we make the decision to create our authentic lives, we sometimes get so bogged down in the details that we forget to have fun with it. Being authentic means being willing to break the standard mold and create something new. It challenges us to not only reach for the stars, but to dare to go beyond them. If you can dream it, regardless of how implausible it seems, you can create it.
What would you dare to do? Would you be willing to quit your job, pull up roots and, with only what you could pack in your car, move to a different state to build a whole new life? Would you be willing to try something you’ve been afraid of all your life, like hang gliding or white water rafting? Would you be willing to go back to school or start a business in your 40’s? 50’s? 60’s? What would you dare to dream?
This week over on the Home Page, our writing assignment for this week is going to challenge you to dream big, to go where you’ve never gone before – sounds a little bit like a Star Trek episode! As always, have loads of fun with this and, always, keep writing.
Peace and blessings.