The nervous system, arts and filmmaking.
What is synapse? “It is the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle; "nerve impulses cross a synapse through the action of neurotransmitters".
The synapse is very important in medicine and treatment. Medications can either stimulate or block actions that take place in this space. The understanding of synapse is very important in keeping a healthy nervous system.
Related to the synapse are the teachings by Stephen Covey. He was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Stephen Covey in his book describes Proactive people. They are responsible for their life and actions. They don't blame genetics, circumstances, conditions, the environment or other people. They take responsibility for their own actions
Reactive people on the other hand tend to blame their genetics and environment for their own faults and do not take responsibility.
Stephen Covey describes the stimulus, response and the space in between as the “freedom to choose”. We have that space in order to think and decide what direction we want to go, it is up to us.
We all have tools to help us articulate our decisions. We can make use of our creativity, imagination, self-awareness and principles in order to decide which directions to go.
Proactive people will often use words like I can, I will, I prefer, I want. Reactive people will choose words such as I can’t, I have to, If only, I don’t want.
When we are at this space, let’s remember the words of Stephen Covey:
“We can create deep meaning, experience great fulfillment, and become catalysts for profound change at work, in our families, and in communities”
Artists and filmmakers are catalysts for profound change in the community and the world.
Artists and filmmakers have the freedom to choose to be proactive.