Recouping from Failure of Imagination with a Nod to J. K. Rowling

Using the Power of Imagination

Imagination: my Personal Theme for 2017

I bounded into the New Year filled with enthusiasm for my personal theme for 2017: using the Power of Imagination. Before the turn into 2017, I’d been reading a lot of Joseph Murphy, Florence Scoville Shinn, Napoleon Hill, as well as Maxwell Maltz, whose book Psycho-Cybernetics  spearheaded the self-help movement of the ‘70’s.’ I even went so far as to create a coffee mug design for New Year’s (See previous post).

Failure to Exercise Imagination

Today, I admit to absolute and abject failure (as well as an addiction to alliteration).  This is a failure of allowing a good idea to lie fallow. It is not a failure of abandonment.

Belief in Imagination

I believe: in imagination. Today, visibility is limited to the length of my nose. Beyond that, nothing but dense fog. I have to shuffle into the future step at a time using imagination as my flashlight.

I must maintain momentum, no matter how slow: my biological clock ticks faster every day. I’m talking about that “Long Tom” in the corner measuring the hours until it finally “strikes once, never to strike again.”

Confirming that Imagination is my Path for 2017

I so love those moments of synchronicity. Out of the blue, when least expected, the Universe confirms  I am navigating on course. Today, my mind was occupied with finding replacement casters for a set of rolling shelves.

In wondrous ways mysterious to behold, my search returned  J. K. Rowling, along with comments about power of imagination simply must be shared.

photo of J. K. Rowling
Quotes on Imagination

J. K. Rowling Quotes about Imagination

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside of ourselves, already: we have the power to imagine better.”  J. K . Rowling

One of the many things that I learned at the end of that Classics corridor down which I ventured . . . .was this, written by the Greek author, Plutarch: “what we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.’  This is an astonishing statement, yet proven a thousand times every day.” J. K. Rowling

 There is nothing further to add.