Before I begin this post, I just want to make something abundantly clear…
I am NOT using a bunch of quotes to take the easy way out of writing a long and heartfelt piece.
On the contrary, I have come to understand the beauty of simplicity….and in this, I now know that the most thought provoking material you can find (you know…the stuff that makes a big impact on our consciousness) can occur from only a sentence or two.
Now before I share what warms my heart…I just want to mention one other thing.
We live in a world where we are surrounded by thought suggestions.
I’m sure you’ve noticed it too.
Given what comes out of our television sets, films, magazines, billboards and the opinion of others around us – we are constantly being told what to think, what to feel and how to act.
We are also bombarded with stories and images of the worst situations taking place in the world – and this is getting more apparent over time.
With an abundance of information available in a wide variety of forms, thanks to the internet and other means of technology, it’s easy to not only think the worst about humanity – but to also feel that we live in a hopeless situation that can never change.
Now for those of you who have first gotten to know me by reading my posts on I Choose Awareness, you know that I don’t condone ignoring what’s in front of us. In fact, I encourage having an awareness of the conditions we live in because I feel it’s important to see where we are to gain insight into how we have gotten to our current way of life.
But (and this is a big but) – this doesn’t mean we should ruminate on things either.
There is a fine line between observing, and absorbing – one we need to be clear about because while the former can encourage circumstances stemming from a place of empowerment, the latter can result in an emotionally turbulent reaction that only further solidifies the very thing we are upset about.
Wisdom only comes from knowledge, but then deliberately using that knowledge to act from our highest selves.
And how might we gain access to that part of ourselves that sees the world from the mountaintop instead of the limited view of the ground beneath us?
That’s right – our imagination.
Now know this…
I’m no unicorn riding/ kumbaya singing/ good sh*t wake and bakin’ fluffy chick. I’m a down to Earth – keep my feet on the ground while reaching for the stars kind of woman.
I KNOW that we are programmed.
I KNOW the conditions we experience have actually come from the imagination.
The problem is…all of this chaos has come from the imagination of OTHERS, in addition to our own inability to practice discipline in regard to how our random thoughts take on a life of their own.
As Mike Dooley so eloquently phrased it…
Thoughts – Create – Things. Choose the good ones.
The programming we confuse as absolute truth is nothing more than our receptive natures complying with the will of those who have taken upon themselves to think for the rest of us with our participation – albeit – without our conscious awareness of this.
And I’m not making this up either. This is the Law of Gender. It’s a Natural Law Principle – one of several that govern the way the world works.
But this doesn’t have to be true anymore.
We can start using our imagination to envision a world where:
- We get along.
- We enjoy our work.
- We all prosper.
- We observe things but remain solution-oriented because we have evolved ourselves to be able to do this with a level of maturity that keeps us connected to the well-being of everyone.
- We focus on well-being rather than physical conditions of illness and disease.
- We raise our kids to be independent and creative thinkers – free from the desire to be better or higher than anyone else.
- The food and water are clean, natural and abundant.
- Work and play are the same things and pay us well.
- We treat all living things, human or not with the same respect we desire for ourselves and our loved ones.
- We see God in everyone else and realize that underneath it all…we all want the same things, and come from the same Source.
This can be done. I will live every day of my life knowing this.
It will be up to us – using our human imagination to bring the unseen into the seen…and doing so from a place of love and kindness.
And now that you are witness to exactly how the imagination works when inspired by the higher self (since this post as mentioned in the beginning was originally meant to be a few sentences and some quotes – but took on a life of its own 800+ words later)…let’s hear about it from some of the wonderful teachers who have walked the path with us and lived to tell us how it really works.
So without further ado…here goes.
Some of My Favorite Quotes About Imagination
“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” ~ Albert Einstein
“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” ~ Mark Twain
“What is now proved was once only imagined.” ~ William Blake
“Everything you can imagine is real.” ~ Pablo Picasso
“Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.” ~ Philip José Farmer
“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.” ~ Maria Montessori
“I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.” ~ J.G. Ballard
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein
“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” ~ Gloria Steinem
“Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.” ~ Mark Twain
“Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worthwhile”. ~ L.M. Montgomery,
“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” ~ Lewis Carroll,
“Hate is a lack of imagination.” ~ Graham Greene,
“An awakened imagination works with a purpose. It creates and conserves the desirable, and transforms or destroys the undesirable.” ~ Neville Goddard
“Your will is the ego part of you that believes you’re separate from others, separate from what you’d like to accomplish or have, and separate from God. It also believes that you are your acquisitions, achievements, and accolades. This ego will want you to constantly acquire evidence of your importance… On the other hand, your imagination is the concept of Spirit within you. …with imagination, we have the power to be anything we desire to be.” ~ Wayne Dyer
I am aware that there are many more out there, but since this is a post and not a book…I have included the ones that have stood out to me for now.
Are there any quotes about the imagination that you love? If so, I’d love to know what they are in the comment’s section.
I hope this has inspired your own imagination to be your best self.
* Quotes kindly borrowed from:
* Image courtesy of [panuruangjan] at FreeDigitalPhotos.net