"Reality can be beaten
with enough imagination."
-- Mark Twain
It made me laugh when I saw this perfectly delightful quote because I could relate to it on many levels, and the main level that it resonated with me on was the knowledge that my imagination can always use more time and more inspiration.
It's not that reality and imagination are opposing ideas, although in some ways that might seem true. It is that imagination has infinitely more power, and yet I, for one, love that idea and yet focus less there than would be beneficial in my life.
I also love this quote from the master, Mark Twain: "You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
The power of imagination is right up there with the power of love. We are creators. We create our lives. And though we may do much of our creating with what we see around us, our better power of creation is that that is invisible, or in the ether.
The best thing about imagination, I think, is that it is always an option for us. I would even go so far as to say it is a miracle, because I believe this is where miracles actually come from.
When we imagine what we want, how we want to feel, to be, to become, we generate power that when exercised in increasing clarity, comes to pass. We've all done it unknowingly. It's a power that is universal; that is, it is in every single person. It is also Universal, in that all the power that is in the Universe is at our disposal as we see fit. It is also the focusing of that power where the creator best creates.
If there is anything such as work involved, it is focus and clarity which are essentially the same thing. But, there is one thing that greases the wheel so to speak, and it is the joy of the imagining. Imagining what we want and feeling good at the same time is loaded with power. At the same time, and from the same authority, imagining what we don't want and feeling fearful, angry, or generally bad is also loaded with all the power needed to create that which is imagined.
We Cannot Not Choose. We Always Get To Choose. Choice Is A Given Or A Taken.
Spread Some Joy Today--by remembering to imagine joy in your life today.