I subscribe to Jean Houston’s blog. She is an amazing woman with incredible insight on Awakening and Oneness. I grabbed this from her newsletter this morning. I thought it was relevant to repost it on my blog for those you influence the young!
When I was eight years old, I attended a school in Manhattan where they felt it would be good for students to meet some of the great elders of the time.
One of those elders was Albert Einstein, and one day we were trotted across the river over to Princeton University to his house there. He had a lot of hair and was very sweet.
One of my smart-alecky classmates said to him: “Uh, Mr. Einstein, how can we get to be as smart as you?”
He said: “Read fairy tales,” which made no sense to us at all.
So another smart-alecky kid said: “Mr. Einstein, how can we get to be smarter than you?”
He said: “Read more fairy tales!”
We of course didn’t fully understand him at the time, but what he was actually encouraging us to do was to nurture and grow our imaginations.
He understood something that almost all highly creative and successful people do, that the imaginal realm is where the most potent ideas—the ones that can change your life or change the world—are held.
Would you love to give the most rewarding gift to a child this Christmas? Give them the ability to use their imagination? You can start with a great book of fairy tales!
I just had to add this image as well for your own imagination!!!