The best ideas occur while showering.
They used to form while vacuuming, but this house doesn’t have any carpet, so the vacuum isn’t used often. While washing dishes is another good mindless activity.
These are things we do without thinking. They don’t take concentration, so the mind has room for an idea to surface.
In my case, I was showering when the idea popped into the forefront of my mind. Has it been done before? Sure. Have I done it in the past? Yes, so there was no excuse not to do it again. The great thing about doing it 10 or 20 years later, is what I learned the first time.
With age comes wisdom.
With age also comes hesitation.
My daughter and I have had an electric dishwasher in every house we’ve lived in. They never get used. There’s something about using your hands that releases the idea. The best ideas occur when we’re not thinking. Dreams of the heart don’t leave, they get buried.
Maybe this explains my love for the Chemex. Using my hands to bring about the first cup of coffee. Look around and see what you can do with your hands. We’re not looking for new, because God always starts at the beginning. What’s on your heart that’s waiting to be done?
Use your hands in a mindless activity.