We are in another ‘review’ week and I am focusing on imagination this week.
Interestingly, reading David Cain’s post today I found it perfect for my current state of mind.
Thinking is a wonderful tool if it’s applied. Thinking, however, can not become the master. Thinking is a very bad master. If you’re dominated by thinking then your life becomes very restricted. – Eckhart Tolle
What will imagination do for you besides inventing castles in the sky?
There are no shortcuts in life – only those we imagine. – Frank Leahy
I am wondering how much imagination really takes place in the world today. The various ‘thought camps’ appear nothing more than mirror images of each other.
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking. – George S. Patton
Stuck in imagination for a short while produces wonder and for a decade, a dreadful prison. The prison cell called entertainment produces our habitual choosing addiction. We fail to take the required step after we dawdle in imagination.
Trust that little voice in your head that says ‘Wouldn’t it be interesting if…’; And then do it. – Duane Michals
We dawdle in emotional fairytales and pretend we are heroes when in fact we are purely puppets.
Imagination is at the root of much that passes for love. – Gilbert Parker
There are two views one may take with imagination. The view of the past has the power to keep us stuck in a present without a future. An active imagination from the future just may, if done with a certain focus, provide the necessary spark, the kind of energy needed to produce the action that makes any difference!
Live out of your imagination, not your history. – Stephen Covey
For much of my life I have been an amateur.
The time to leave the nest, limiting imagination to mere minutes a day instead of hours has arrived! I am tormented by a quote that does not let me rest!
There is no self! There is no I. There is merely a shifting mosaic of moods and thoughts, changed like a pattern in a kaleidoscope every time circumstances shake the instrument. This ridiculous object has been strutting around saying I this and I that and all the while it has no more I than a scarecrow and no more will than a puppet. – Fitz Hugh Ludlow