Telling Better Stories: Liminal Space Feeds Creativity


Imagine that you’re in a forest, laying down a road.

(If that bothers you, it’s in your imagination, so it can be an eco-friendly road.)

You’ve hacked through the incredibly dense trees, and you’re ready to put down asphalt. The first layer goes down across the dirt, but it’s not enough to support a car, so you have to go back over. And over, and over, and over, laying down asphalt until it’s thick enough that cars driving past won’t wear it out after a few uses.

That’s how your neural pathways are.

The more you feed a neural pathway a pattern, the thicker the road gets.

If you are the car in this scenario, it’s gonna be REALLY hard to get off that road and go exploring. It’s also essential if you want to build new roads and new patterns. And hey, what happens if that road you built leads to a cliff, or a wall? You’re gonna need a new one stat.

Just like the road in our imagination, you’ve built up a pattern or path.

You have a rhythm to your work day, and you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t think it could use a shake up.

Let’s go hack down some nasty mind-trees, and build you a road that goes somewhere better. (Shake Shack, maybe?)

Liminal space, time, movement, etc are when we are in a space, time, movement, or activity that’s a little different, and makes us a little uncomfortable.

Liminal space shakes up our brains and forces them to work in a new way. It’s why we have hobbies. It’s why we’re so sad when people don’t leave the house. It’s why we think travel is so important.

It’s absolutely essential. So let’s get you some.

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