Monday, October 8, 2012

So Much To Envision

That no one promised us a rose garden could be the mantra for many today.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said that, Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.  To believe on a deeper level does require that we look or see in a deeper way. By the time von Goethe was twenty-five, he  had looked at and then had achieved success as a writer, an artist and as a politician.  Interestingly enough,  his  great scientific treatise was entitled 'The Metamorphosis of Plants'. Who better to extol the values of envisioning as a proper means to release  latent genius inside each one of us?

Envisioning, as exemplified by von Goethe,  is clearly a blend of tenacious hope with enlightened awareness that together grabs hold of us at our core and will not let go.   Beyond mere positive thinking, envisioning is what Our Selves tell us and not what we tell ourselves.

Beyond imagination, beyond wishful thinking, beyond our intellectual safety net lies something else.  That something else is called--so much to envision.

This week, let's take a look.

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