Would it take you to a physical place? A new county? An outrageous idea? An unknown feeling?
What if you let wonder and curiosity lead the way?
Would you end up in front of a blank canvas or a blank page? Would colors be more colorful? Would you see life teeming around you like never before?
Would you see miracles all around? Or none at all?
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Einstein
Knowledge is necessary.
Knowledge is important to make informed decisions. We have to be aware of our surroundings. We have to be able to generalize and learn our lessons.
But the universe is ever expanding, and it is attempting to bring human consciousness along with it.
Think of being in a library. There are rows upon rows upon rows of books. Each of those books was first conceived in someone’s mind – in their imagination. That person then did the research, they did the work, they gained the knowledge needed, and they had it printed and bound up as a book.
A book is an offering of information to help, or inspire, or encourage someone else.
The knowledge contained in that book is definitely valuable, but as times change, knowledge becomes outdated. This does not invalidate the knowledge. On the contrary, that knowledge was a necessary step in the evolution of the human race.
That knowledge prompted that author, or someone else, to ask another “What if” question.
Knowledge and imagination hopscotch the human race forward.
Getting stuck on data and statistics keeps the human race bound and enslaved, masked and gloved. Stuck in outdated paradigms. Stuck in the matrix.
Imagination is the spark.
Imagination is a bread crumb trail of what if’s.
Imagination is the star in the sky. It leads us onward, always, into the ever expanding unknown.
The star is always in the sky, illuminating our way, even if we can’t see it clearly.
But it is ever in our hearts, and we can still feel its call.
In the ego's quest to control and keep things small, we cling to the knowledge of the known and to the safety of the shore.
But humans are so much more than the limited, programmed, cult-urally conditioned, socially engineered beings we have been taught to believe we are.
What if everything you think you “know” about the world is wrong?
What would be your next step?
Would you cling to the cognitive dissonance that is sure to arise so that your ego won’t feel threatened?
Or would you embrace the what if, and let wonder and curiosity lead the way?