Imagine: Making Reality What You Want It To Be

I realize that we are a long way from where I think we should be. I wrote this article about to inspire imagination.

Imagine a world where everyone individually and collectively did their best to follow the Golden Rule.

We cannot make it so unless we imagine that we can succeed and then strive to make it happen.

Now, just for the halibut, place your doubts, fears and cynicism on hold for a day while you imagine that world and how it would change your life.

Hold that thought.

Sleep.

Try it again tomorrow.

Why not?

Doesn’t hurt and doesn’t cost you anything. You can’t lose by trying.

If it works, share it with your friends.

If it doesn’t, go back to your life.

Remember: meaningful change starts with yourself.

You can’t change unless you want to change and most people don’t want to change unless they are unhappy.

We can’t change others, especially a nation’s foreign policy, unless we change ourselves.

When enough of us have changed, institutional change will come from within and change overnight.

Ironically, being unhappy is necessary to motivate change.

Talk is cheap. Show by example.

3 Responses to Imagine: Making Reality What You Want It To Be

  1. bettykath says:

    I celebrated a birthday last week. I’m 70-something. Like many people, I’ve thought about what if I knew then what I know now. I’ve decided to go back to my happiest age, 20-something, and adopt that attitude of hope and aspirations. That time when I was learning new things just because I wanted to learn them, not to be “responsible”. I used to run and I played basketball. I finally gave up both when, in addition to overcoming the tired when I got home from work, I had to deal with “that’s stupid”. I felt so much joy in learning to fly with an instructor who shared so much knowledge about it. The joy left when I had to deal with “that’s stupid” or silence when I went to the airport. I loved what I was learning at my job until the gender discrimination became too obvious to ignore. Caring about it was dismissed. After getting a divorce and quitting my job, I spent several years – as many years as I was married and working at that job – regaining my health and attitude. I’m ready now to imagine myself again in my 20s doing exactly what I should have done then, but with what I know now.

  2. william hunn says:

    Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.
    Jawaharlal Nehru

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