June 19, 2016
Just had recent conversations with a few people via a few different modalities, and saw some other particular musings by some folks that made me ruminate about what makes us do what we do as individuals.
The subject matter/common theme of these posts was that of imagination.
To start of, am quite thankful that there have been many people pushing me to carry on the journey that’s been placed before me. This has taken shape in a variety of forms.
One of the biggest drivers behind me doing this new blog is the work of Jon Rappoport.
Rappoport is an investigative journalist and researcher that does a lot of rather incisive work in exposing many issues that plague society as a whole. Most importantly however, he has made it his personal mission to elucidate how important imagination is to the individual.
In his book, The Secret Behind Secret Societies, Rappoport sums up what has made these societies extremely powerful in more ways than most can fathom, and this is the tradition of imagination. When used by these societies/institutions, this tool has been used deviously to carefully mold the current reality structure that we have that is quite detrimental in many surreptitious ways.
Rappoport attacks that notion from myriad angles and is quite right to reinforce the importance of imagination as it’s something that has been zapped from society at many junctures
This was even discussed by myself and a few folks in respect to how imagination is oft made to seem as something that only children do when nothing could be further from the truth.
Without imagination we have no poetry, no music, no ideas, no paintings, no education, absolutely nothing. All of it couples directly to imagination.
Imagination’s vital importance can be seen in some of the most salient quotes that have elucidated about this particular topic:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
– Albert Einstein
“Imagination should be used, not to escape reality, but to create it.”
– Collin Wilson
“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
– Muhammad Ali
“Logic will get you from from A to Z, imagination will get you everywhere.”
– Albert Einstein
“Imagination decides everything.”
– Blaise Pascal
“Your Imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.”
– Albert Einstein
“Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?”
– Sun Tzu
“They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
– Edgar Allan Poe
“Imagination is the spark that ignites the fire of creativity.”
– Richard Laurence Peterson
“Conceive of it this way. Far up in the sky you have people, individuals, who are inventing the fulfillment of their most profound desires, making them fact in the world, no matter what—and way down below, miles under the earth, you have other individuals who could be doing what the sky dwellers are, but they’ve bamboozled themselves into thinking they can’t. Instead, they think they’re trapped in every little response they might have to any old stimulus that comes along. Both groups of people are creative, but they’ve channeled their imaginations and creativity in vastly different ways. Waking up may be hard to do, but you either do or you don’t.”
– Jon Rappoport, Notes for Exit From The Matrix
“Our first endeavors are purely instinctive prompting of an imagination vivid and undisciplined. As we grow older reason asserts itself and we become more and more systematic and designing. But those early [imaginative] impulses, though not immediately productive, are of the greatest moment and may shape our very destinies. Indeed, I feel now that had I understood and cultivated instead of suppressing them, I would have added substantial value to my bequest to the world. But not until I had attained manhood did I realize that I was an inventor.”
– Nikola Tesla
Even Tesla mentions how he would have acted differently in his choices had he known the importance of such an idea.
When arguably the greatest modern mind in the world mentions what he does above in the manner that he does it, one should at minimum take note of it.
What’s so important about imagination?
Its the engine of creativity. It’s the road which leads you to the destination you desire. It’s the key to every ordeal what we face. Again, Einstein said: “Logic will get you from from A to Z, imagination will get you everywhere.”
If you can imagine anything, why not imagine a better world? Why not imagine solutions? Why not act on it? Why not imagine a better path to yourself? Why not invent the reality you wish to invent?
It all starts with you.
Its all a choice.
And the beauty of creativity is that it spawns more choices. Which spawns more chances to be creative and use imagination, which spawns more choices which…
You get the picture.
Use the endless creative potential of your inner self – your consciousness – and gravitate to that which helps you the most in leading a new life, a better life, one that will make you truly inspired, whatever that may be.
That’s just it, imagination knows no bounds. Everything is fair game because the possibilities are endless.
Some people hear the word imagination, and they give you a curious askance look, as if that’s something so bizarre, so outlandish, it should never be mentioned.
Others hear the word imagination, and instantly their minds end up spawning tornadoes of creativity that go unleashing tsunamis of possibilities upon the world, leaving it a better place just by their mere actions.
Which one are you?