“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.”
— Carl Sagan
By Catherine Austin Fitts
How do we recreate our world rather than live in limited world created for us? All positive change begins with this question. As Spring fills our world with new birth, I was inspired to ask Jon Rappoport of No More Fake News.com to speak to us about imagination – how it gets torn down and how we build it up.
Reality, as it is presented to us, is NOT our only option. Imagination is that quality that does not simply accept reality as it as presented – it fills us with the power to create our world.
How is imagination torn down? Through disappointment. Through the “practical” advice of those around us who are tied to conformity. It is also diminished through a loss of appetite for adventure. How can we possibly give power to our imaginations if we’ve lost our appetite for adventure?
Why is it that people believe the odds they’re facing are insurmountable? Because they’ve devalued themselves. Consequently, we devalue our imaginations.
Let’s get back to the best of who we are. One might say that to the degree which success has been attained in any area, there has always been a kind of quantum leap, a devil-may-care attitude. Jon invites us to renew our sense of the “leap.”
How important is imagination? Just ask the folks who put their imagination into high gear:
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
— Albert Einstein
“Everything you can imagine is real.”
— Pablo Picasso
“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
— Muhammad Ali
In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in financial and geopolitical news.
In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review The Shawshank Redemption – a marvelous story that demonstrates how the power of our mind and knowledge can take us from the darkest dungeon to a free and inspired life.
E-mail your questions for Ask Catherine or post here at the blog. Talk to you Thursday!