Idealistic is Realistic

High on the Happy Side

High on the Happy Side (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To be Idealistic is to be Realistic…


Being an idealist is being a realist in the deepest sense. It is being true to our real nature.  

Without a higher purpose, a calling, an ideal, we cannot attain our full potential for happiness.  Being an idealist is about having a sense of purpose that encompasses our life as a whole – we need to find meaning on a specific level of our daily existence.


“Unleashed” – a story by Jennifer Mihalchik

"Unleashed" - a story by Jennifer Mihalchik


Perceptual Principles of Awesome Art

Peak Shift:

We find deliberate distortions of a stimulus even more exciting than the stimulus itself – which is why cartoon caricatures grab our attention 😉



It feels nice when the distinct parts of a picture can be grouped into a pattern or form.  The brain likes to find the signal amid the noise.


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John Lennon


John Lennon

John Lennon (Photo credit: Pedro Netto)


“A dream you dream alone is only a dream.  A dream you dream together is reality.”  – John Lennon



Bob Dylan


“I define nothing.  Not beauty, not patriotism.  I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be”

Bob Dylan


A ‘ Note-Worthy Article:

Bob Dylan – Reigning in the Sunshine (


Explore your world

I instantly connected to this piece by author Keri Smith. I feel by losing yourself in the present moment, your childhood ‘sense of play’ surfaces and infuses your everyday life. This is your unique gift, and key to truly living.



Darren Eger

I’ve been a bit of a fan of author Keri Smith, for sometime. She writes a great deal for creatives and and educators and encapsulates a lot of positive psychology concepts and mindfulness without using any psycho babble. On top of that, she wraps it up really well and presents it beautifully. Check her out.

This piece of hers is a wonderful little pin prick alerting us to pay attention to ‘now’. Many of you will be used to me ‘banging’ on about balancing your reflections on the past and future with living in the moment. Keri helps this idea with a ripper little checklist.


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