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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Just Imagination?

“If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it.”
~William Arthur Ward
Come with me on an adventure into imagination.  
Wherever you are right now take a moment to look around at your immediate environment, noticing the people and things around you.  Stop reading now and observe.  
Now, take one person or one object you have observed and imagine.  
If an object, ask these questions: What is it made of? Metal? Wood? Plastic? Imagine the material(s) of the object all the way back through its process of becoming.  Where did the materials come from?  How were they obtained, shaped, formed, manufactured, bought, sold, delivered?
If a person, ask similar questions:  Who is this person?  How were the cells, substances, and systems of their body formed and developed? Where are they from?  Who are their parents, siblings, ancestors?  What are they thinking?  What are their hope, dreams, fears, failures, successes?  
Eventually,whether object or person, if we imagine long enough, it all goes back into the earth, and the earth goes back into cosmic dust, the dust of imagination. 
Now, reverse the process and bring your object or person back into present existence.  Notice along the way how often thought and imagination are the catalysts of their coming into being.  There would be nothing around you nor would you "be" were it not for imagination. Whatever or whoever you can see, feel, touch, taste, smell or sense in any way was once imagined. 
Imagination infuses everything.  The world we see today is the one that has been imagined.  The world of tomorrow is the one we imagine now. 
And we say,  "It's just imagination."
Imagine that. 

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