Today I want to share a quote with you:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein
I recently heard that quote while listening to the work of Dr. Wayne Dyer. I’ve been watching his talk on the subject of manifesting and reading his book Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting for the past week.
I have to admit, I was surprised to hear a quote about imagination from Albert Einstein — the man responsible for so much in the world of science — relativity, physics etc. — and so much that seemed, well, so tangible.
In listening to Dyer, he quotes Einstein throughout his message — even saying that Einstein believed that in order to increase the intelligence of your children, you should tell them more fairytales.
Now, I don’t know about you, lovely, but there are a lot of people out there who believe we should tell our children less fairytales. That they shouldn’t grow up believing in things that aren’t realistic. They shouldn’t have their head in the clouds. They shouldn’t get their hopes up.
Even I can see the value of a little girl not relying on that prince on a white horse to save her, and maybe you feel that way too. But I don’t think that’s what Einstein is talking about.
This is about using your imagination to create the life you desire — whatever that may be.
The truth is that everything that is now real, once was imagined.
Dyer says: Everything that you can experience with your senses was once in someone else’s imagination.
That iPhone you’re holding or computer you’re working from. That home you’re living in or the Uber you request every day. That train you travel to work on — all at one point imagined.
Here are a few other quotes that illustrate this beautifully…
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau
“The greatest gift you were ever given was the gift of your imagination. Within your magical inner realm is the capacity to have all of your wishes fulfilled. Here in your imagination lies the greatest power you will ever know. It is your domain for creating the life that you desire…” – Dr. Wayne Dyers
Are you starting to see the value of imagination?
Let’s apply this to you…
So what if everything you desire to create, be or do in your life (maybe all imagined at this moment) could also become real?
Did you ever think about it that way?
What if realistic isn’t meant to be your default setting.
What if you’re meant for more, are capable of more and by not using your imagination, you’re actually holding yourself back from everything you’re really meant for.
I’ll let you ponder that one for a second…
Let’s look at it this way…
What if you used your imagination every day? What if you envisioned the life you want and believed it was possible for you and meant for you instead of shutting it down? (By the way, you can still show gratitude for what you’re experiencing now and desire more.) What if you believed that everything you wanted was already on its way to you?
The truth is, so many of us have allowed others to squash our imagination or receive constant reminders to “be realistic”. Maybe that’s you today. If so, I invite you to do what Dyer does and put up a clear “DO NOT DISTURB” sign at the entrance to your imagination. It’s yours and yours alone and as Dyer goes onto say:
“Never, and I mean never, allow anyone else’s ideas of who you can and can’t become to sully your dream or pollute your imagination. This is your territory, and a KEEP OUT sign is a great thing to erect at all entrances to your imagination.”
So today, lovely, put up your sign. Reignite your imagination if the flame has gone out, allow yourself to dream, decide what is that you desire (take just a few minutes at first and jot some ideas down in your journal), and believe it’s already yours. It’s happening. It’s on its way. It’s meant for you.
And know, I believe in you. You can do anything.
You are a living fairytale, lovely. Write your own story.
P.S. Every week I’m reading a different book as part of a 2017 challenge I set for myself. I share the book and my takeaways in my complimentary I Heart My Lifers group at the beginning of each new week. Click here to join us now.