You become closer and closer to your best self without ever fully reaching it, and the process looks similar if you mapped it out on a chart. Don’t know if this makes any sense but it sounded really smart in my head.
This would imply also getting ups and downs on cycle and ever aproaching balance. Right?
the extent to which one may remember corresponds to the extent they can forget.
Your spirit’s there, communicate with it and you will find that it communicates with God. Becoming more like it will bring you closer to God until you have forgot yourself entirely. Then you will have died and been re born.
@backcase, “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.” (supposedly an Einstein quote but you never know, but its valid anyway)
I wouldn’t say that it is a tool that we learn to use more a tool that most forget how to use as they grow older. What is reality in truth anyway? both reality and truth by definition are quite similar. If anything i’d say imagination helps us see reality/truth.
@dislexic, well you either learn how to use the tool, or you harm yourself in the process.
The imagination is never forgotten, but it can be used in ill ways. Are you conscious of what you put the use of your imagination to? Do you know of the limits your imagination sets for you?
The imagination has rules, you can only think so far, you can only bar infinity by trying to imagine it.
Imagination cannot reach infinity because you can only imagine what is already known.
Sure, but I don’t see what you’re getting at.
can you give me an example of using imagination and it being detrimental? I personally wouldn’t say that my imagination sets any limits or knows any bounds other then the ones I set myself, be it consciously or subconsciously.
I also agree with the definition of imagination being – “the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses.” and disagree with what you have to say on the imagination. I am interested in how you came to think of the imagination this way though. You’re insinuating a lot with your questions and it almost feels as though you are stating it as fact not opinion so if you have any evidence for what you claim then i’d be interested in having a read through your sources or your own thoughts on this.