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Monday, March 7th, 2011
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Imagine ~ Child Play for Adult Work
My March monthly symbolism word is IMAGINE
For January’s monthly symbolism, check out –> Refine ~ A Process for Purification
For February’s monthly symbolism, check out –> Movement ~ A Journey towards Center
Dr. Seuss’s birthday passed recently and he’s been in my mind lately. I’ve been thinking of all the ways his books have affected my life, my thought process, my writing style and most of all my imagination. What I appreciate about Seuss is that along with his fanciful children’s books, he also had an eccentric, dare I say, dark side. Seuss’s work in the advertising industry intrigues me. He had a dark sense of humor, sometimes even inappropriate or ahead of his time. Seuss explored all the facets of his mind in various fields of of work and that intrigues, encourages and delights me.
This month, as I take more steps towards articulating my business goals, plans and creative endeavors, I’ve been thinking about my mind. I have a billion ideas. One color, one word, one note on a cello can send my mind to far away places and it is quite wonderful and inspirational. This month, I want to focus on the word imagine and I want to explore my wonderful imagination. I believe that the ability to imagine is the first step towards progress and action. Your thought process and mindset create your reality and therefore, exploring your imagination is key. How can you take the steps towards the future of your dream, when you can’t even imagine it into existence?
A few [partial] definitions I came across.
…. to form a mental image of (something not actually present to the senses). [I love that technically I don't need to engage any of my senses to actually imagine something. Anyone can use their mind! ~ SLY]
…..to think, believe, or fancy
……..to plan, scheme, or plot.
There are other words that come to mind when thinking on IMAGINE.
Conjure. Visualize. Play. Fantasize. Create. Form. Invent.
This month, I’m looking for images, words, quotes, writings, textures, ideas and anything else as it relates to imagine. I want to play. I want to explore. I want to conjure up a few things.
I want to see where my mind will go when left to its own devices. Sometimes it leads to a field of flowers and other times down a very dark rabbit’s hole. I plan on opening the pandora’s box of my mind.
Are there limits to imagination? Or should their be?
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass. ~ Paul J. Meyer
To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all. ~ Anatole France
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.Â ~Antoine de Saint-ExupÃ©ry, Flight to Arras, 1942
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.Â Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.Â Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.Â ~Theodore Geisel
Trust that little voice in your head that says “Wouldn’t it be interesting if…”Â And then do it.Â ~Duane Michals, “More Joy of Photography”
Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.Â ~George ScialabbaYou can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.Â ~Mark Twain
Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.Â ~Lewis Carroll
The Possible’s slow fuse is lit
By the Imagination.