That. And what is “that?” In the case of this article, that will refer to the Golden Gate Bridge. It will also refer to the Panama Canal, the CN Tower, the Channel Tunnel, the Hubble Space Telescope, the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, Apollo 11, our computer, our cell phone, and an MRI used in hospitals. All of these thats (in fact every that) would never–and could never–have come into existence save for the power of our imagination!
Of imagination, Albert Einstein is quoted as saying this: Imagination is more important than knowledge. He is also quoted as saying: Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. And of the same subject, Napoleon Hill–author of Think And Grow Rich, wrote: First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination. And from John Dewey: Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
Doubt that imagination can truly be the origin of life change, of great inventions past and present? Do we then believe that such great inventions were fated into existence? Was it luck that brought us automobiles, airplanes, and cruise liners? No, we know that is not true. We know that we are co-creators linked to a Divine Mind that desires to facilitate our highest ideals. And, with just a little examination, we may see that it is through that same great faculty–our imagination—that we may fashion the wonderful life changes we desire. How?
By removing our focus from the outer–the effects that are already in place–and directing it toward the inner world of our imagination. It is only in that quiet place, the one in which we dare to dream, that we may seed the new harvest. When we go there–now–fully present, fully focused, we are free to envision the life we desire. In doing so, we go beyond our present circumstances–first–in mind. Our vision takes life as we engage our senses in the end result, as though whatever we desire is already here. Afterwards, we need only trust that we will be guided to the necessary action. This is not magic; it is the process of creation.
Is it possible that the beginning of the change we desire–greater health, a new business, a wonderful romantic relationship, and financial success–is conceived through a power that’s within our own mind? That we hold the key to our own future? Yes! And it is through our life–by living faith, and actions we take–that our dreams may be born.
Dare to dream (and care for one another).
With heartfelt regards,
Copyright © – 2020 – R. Arthur Russell
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