George Bernard Shaw is known for believing that “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.”
When we purchase a car, we usually take it for a test drive first. We put the key in the ignition and take it for a spin to experience the ride to determine how smooth it is.
Do we need to look under the hood and fully understand the mechanics of how it works?
We usually accept the fact that the design and engineering is just fine and functional. Of course, we have the choice, if we are doubtful, to open the hood and examine all the parts.
At the end of the day, we can drive ourselves nuts trying to figure out all the details. We don’t always need to have the answer for everything. There are things we will never need to fully understand.
There is this instinct that comes in to play and we make the decision whether the car is for us or not. And if we are lucky enough to even find an available car in this market.
Trusting Our Internal Sight
When we look out at the ocean and study the horizon, do we envision the sea life under the waves, or do we search for ships or buoys? What do we see and with which eyes?
Whatever we see, we know if we spend more time looking we realize there is a whole new life going on in the ocean or on the ocean floor that we cannot possible see, only imagine.
The world is so much bigger than our peripheral vision and there are forces greater than us at play in the universe.
Our true potential is beyond our sight and can only be found by unlocking our imagination to infinite possibilities.
“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” —Sylvia Plath