To Imagination

“To Imagination” by Emily BrontëWhen weary with the long day’s care,And earthly change from pain to pain,And lost and ready to despair,Thy kind voice calls me back again:Oh, my true friend! I am not lone,While thou canst speak with such a tone!  So hopeless is the world without;The world within I doubly prize;Thy world, where …

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Imagination and Paradigms

An acquaintance of mine was lamenting the loss of her childhood imagination on Facebook the other day. I couldn’t imagine how terrible that would feel, I mean, in many ways imagination is the essence of youth. Losing it would be like losing your inner child, losing the key to a brighter future. What is imagination, …

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Vision

"The great men of the world have ever been its men of vision, men of imagination, of ideals and of inspiration. They ever hold their heads high, and see above, through, and beyond the limitations of their time and environment. They will see with the poet’s imagination, the prophet’s intuition, the philosopher’s reasoning. Vision sees …

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Beware of Limiting Assumptions

“There is no use trying,” said Alice; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ~ Lewis Carroll Sometimes the …

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The Light of Inspiration

"Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate." ~ Thomas Aquinas Radiance, translated through the human capacities of body, mind and heart, is purposeful. It connects the source of your inspiration to those whom you inspire. You may be surprised by who discover illumination through your …

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Lost in Translation

I've been digesting a delicious article from yesterday's Sydney Morning Herald, called "Take a Tip from your Tongue," for the last few minutes and like Marcel Proust's madeleine I find myself lost in a dreamy remembrance of a time when perfection was the norm and not the exception. Was there such a time? A time …

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Personal Association – Your Inner Child

"We are always too busy for our children; we never give them the time or interest they deserve. We lavish gifts upon them; but the most precious gift, our personal association, which means so much to them, we give grudgingly." ~Mark Twain Having just departed on a business trip I find myself thinking constantly of …

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Imagination, Knowledge and You

Last evening I played a great game of checkers in the sky.  The jet contrails in the brilliant blue air above North Georgia provided an immense board upon which the men in my mind could make their way strategically toward the kings row and then onwards toward victory.  While nature did its best to distract me from my enterprise as it …

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