Imagination Revisited: The Greatest Power on Earth…
Everything conceived, everything we take for granted in this modern-day world, is the product of imagination. Somewhere at some time, someone imagined. From the invention of the wheel to Moon-bound journeys, imagination is the fulcrum that catapults us into the world of tomorrow. Without it, all progress stops. With it, all things are possible. It’s the greatest power on Earth.
Yet we neglect to use it and we freeze at the thought of imagining something new, anything. And as creatures of routine, we find it difficult to adapt to change. Change nonetheless is, and always will be, the sole product of imagination (see Self-Belief: The Key to Personal Change…). As the herd follows the leader, it’s the few who dare think differently and push boundaries that make the difference. They’re the pathfinders of originality and it’s in originality where we discover genius.
It was famed physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955) who said that “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” No doubt, Einstein understood the power of imagination and never underestimated the importance of keeping an open mind. Where closed minds are akin to cemeteries full of buried conformity, open ones are like flower beds sprouting with creativity. It’s there that ideas grow; it’s there that imagination blossoms.
How do we tap into our unfettered imagination? How do we harness the powers that be? Perhaps it’s our ability to imagine what can be? Perhaps it’s by asserting that the outcome already exists and that through will and determination it will make itself appear. With clear thinking, there’s nothing stopping the universe from bringing that which we require into our lives. The only question is whether or not we act upon it. Without action, imagination is idle.
American author and speaker Neville Goddard (1905-1972) put it this way when he wrote, “Ideas only act if they are felt, if they awaken inner movement. Inner movement is conditioned by self-motivation, outer movement by compulsion.” In other words, imagination breeds motivation and motivation breeds the compulsion to act. We must act if we desire to make imagination work.
The beauty of imagination, assuming a free society, is that it’s within our control. When independent thought is not only cherished, but also promoted, then it’s within our control to take the reins of destiny and place them in our hands (see Freedom: There Is No Substitute…). We are the architects and imagination is our tool for designing and constructing the life we desire. Nothing can stop us, not the envious, not the naysayers, and not those wishing to assert their will upon us.
So long as we’re free to imagine, then life will always be worthwhile. Imagination is the key to a successful life gifting purpose and potential. It allows us to spread our wings and soar freely, and what can be more beautiful than that? It truly is the greatest power on Earth…
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