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Define your highest ideal and concentrate your attention upon this ideal until you identify yourself with it. Assume the feeling of being it -- the feeling that would be yours were you now embodying it in your world. This assumption, though now denied by your senses, "if persisted in" -- will become a fact in your world.
We have only to concentrate on the state desired to mentally see it; but to give reality to it so that it will become an objective fact, we must focus our attention upon the desired state until it has all the sensory vividness and feeling of reality. When, through concentrated attention, our desire appears to possess the distinctness and feeling of reality; when the form of thought is as vivid as the form of nature, we have given it the right to become a visible fact in our lives.
It seems that the stronger our desire is to change our world, the more elusive our power to do so becomes. This is because what we want is so often ego based. If it weren't, the change wouldn't hold such significance for us. As we mature into the state of consciousness where we know that we can alter our reality, however, it also seems that it becomes less important for us to do so.
All forms of the creative imagination imply elements of feeling. Feeling is the ferment without which no creation is possible. There is nothing wrong with our desire to transcend our present state. There would be no progress in this world were it not for man’s dissatisfaction with himself. It is natural for us to seek a more beautiful personal life; it is right that we wish for greater understanding, greater health, greater security.
Determined imagination is the beginning of all successful operation. The imagination, alone, is the means of fulfilling the intention. The man who, at will, can call up whatever image he pleases is, by virtue of the power of his imagination, least of all subject to caprice.
We are creatures of habit; and habit, though not law, acts like the most compelling law in the world. With this knowledge of the power of imagination, be as the disciplined man and transform your world by imagining and feeling only what is lovely and of good report. The beautiful idea you awaken in yourself shall not fail to arouse its affinity in others. Do not wait four months for the harvest. Today is the day to practice the control and discipline of your imagination. Man is only limited by weakness of attention and poverty of imagination. The great secret is a controlled imagination and a well sustained attention, firmly and repeatedly focused on the object to be accomplished.
As a man imagines so is he. Hold fast to love in your imagination. By creating an ideal within your mental sphere you can approximate yourself to this "ideal image" till you become one and the same with it, thereby transforming yourself into it, or rather, absorbing its qualities into the very core of your being. Never, never, lose sight of the power that is within you. Imaginative love lifts the invisible into sight and gives us water in the desert. It builds for the soul its only fit abiding place. Beauty, love and all of good report are the garden, but imaginative love is the way into the garden.
Sow an imaginary conversation , you reap an act;
Sow an act, you reap a habit;
Sow a habit, you reap a character;
Sow a character, you reap your destiny.
By imagination, we are all reaping our destinies, whether they be good, bad, or indifferent. Imagination has full power of objective realization and every stage of man’s progress or regression is made by the exercise of imagination.
By imagination and desire we become what we desire to be. Let us affirm to ourselves that we are what we imagine. If we persist in the assumption that we are what we wish to be, we will become transformed into that which we have imagined ourselves to be.
Life is the offspring of love. Therefore , no love, no life. Thus, it is rational to say that, "God is Love."
Love is our birthright. Love is the fundamental necessity of our life.
Do not go seeking for that which you are. Those who go seeking for love only make manifest their own lovelessness and the loveless never find love. Only the loving find love and they never have to seek for it.
Is it more important to maintain the status quo and not make waves... or to venture out and manifest something way better? Your mind is scared of riskiness, of the unknown, of something new (even if it's way better -- but your mind doesn’t know or trust that it will be). YOU are in charge of your mind though, so what course will you take? Will you accept the easy bribe when it's offered? Or will you stand your ground in favor of something much, much bigger coming your way?
Thoughts trigger Feelings. Happy thoughts that correspond to your ideal life are going to generate happy feelings. When you think thoughts that support your vision, then blam! you hit the target. Everyone wins.
Again, Thoughts trigger Feelings. Thoughts about lack and limitation, complaining that sucky things are happening and that good things are not happening, thoughts that criticize yourself or others... these types of thoughts generate yucky feelings. Darts are flying all over the goddamn place and people are losing eyes and limbs. It's a huge Kryptonite-laden mess.
So which one do you prefer? Yeah, I thought so.
Today is not some insignificant stepping stone towards a glorious future performance on the stage. This moment is not life waiting to happen, goals waiting to be achieved, words waiting to be spoken, connections waiting to be made, regrets waiting to evaporate, aliveness waiting to be felt, enlightenment waiting to be gained. No. Nothing is waiting. This is it. This moment is life. Not nearly life, not almost life, not conceptual life learned through repetition, but raw life living itself, exploding in fullness, radically present, dripping from every nook and cranny, bursting forth in motion and in rest -- life, life, life! And it is yours to be tasted now, now, now!
It's our ability to purposefully create the conditions of consciousness (thoughts, feelings, emotions, and beliefs) that lock one possibility of our choosing into the reality of our lives. And this is what brings science full circle with the world's ancient spiritual traditions. Both science and mysticism describe a force that connects everything together and gives us the power to influence how matter behaves -- and reality itself -- simply through the way we perceive the world around us.
The application of intention entails focus. By intending we bring focus, direction, and coherence to a continuous process of creation in the imagination, whose dynamics may persist whether it is coordinated or not. By intending we cause the elemental thought patterns to align, self-organize, and fall into order. By intending we take the steering wheel of their behavior and give it coherent form. When not intending, their dynamics may continue but without direction or coherence. The creative process of the imagination may be non-stoppable; it may be its very nature to continuously unfold. Perhaps our only option, as far as the application of our freewill, is intentional visualization: to bring our own imagination into focus and give it direction.
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