Blog 1911 – 12.18.2020
That Dr. Seuss had a wonderful and entertaining imagination is undeniable, but then the child in all of us does and is forever on the look out for ways to express it. Sadly and all too often we allow the critical and negative comments of others and even our own negative self-talk to shut down our limitless capacity to imagine better outcomes and better happier circumstances than we presently find ourselves in. We seem bent upon conserving unhappy situations that we think we deserve and have become so used to that imagining and building a better world right here, right now, seems quite impossible.
John Lennon caused quite a bit of controversy with his song Imagine, imagining a world where people did not postpone a better world waiting for some future heaven. It is at least plausible that many poor peoples’ idea of heaven is someone else’s consolation prize intended to keep the down trodden from imagining a better here and now. Revolutionary thinking need not involve violent uprisings, looting, and burning. Non-violent peaceful protest aways accomplishes real change for the better. Violence only begets more of the same with backlash, revenge, and vendettas being its stock and trade.
Imagination creates a better world or more properly reveals the better Universe that exists and always has within us. We are so much more than the sum of our parts even that the finest imaginings of the most wide open hearts.
Your friend and fellow traveler,