Week 8 – imagine that

And so it is we learn that with love and imagination we can create our future and actually attract it to us.
Og Mandino’s scroll marked 2 has us greeting the day with love in our heart. Haanel teaches of utilizing constructive imagination. There is no fooling around here. Daydreaming about what we wish our lives could be like isnt gonna cut it. And feeling the love for just short spurts in the day while the majority of our day is spent mentally grumbling and daydreaming definitely is not going to cut it.
Mental effort is required. Guarding your thoughts and keeping those mental gremlins out is what is called for. Focus on our imagination is the thing to do.
This takes mental effort and repeated mental exercise so that our imaginations can be developed.
Imagination and love put us in direct contact with the Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent.
Haanel has us doing a neat exercise whereby we imagine how something has come to be. That is, we think backwards about how an object was made, all the way from the tangible back to the intangible. He has us exercising our imagination so that it works forward and backward. I believe he is showing us that imagination has no constraints. If we can imagine forward about what our life can be, and if we can imagine backward about how something came to be, then we will be able to imagine backward about how we lived into the future we created.
That hurts my brain a bit, but that is how it gets stronger.

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5 thoughts on “Week 8 – imagine that

  1. Using our imagination constructively, for me puts back in to play the Law of Practice. It is hard mental labor, but so worth the effort. “if we can imagine backward about how something came to be, then we will be able to imagine backward about how we lived into the future we created.” That statement is a bit of a mind twister for me too. Like the movie, “Back To The Future.” Thank you for sharing your great insights.

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