20641Let's Imagine the Future
- Oct 5, 2007Really, why not?
To some, it's an exercise in futility; to others, it's a way to make
this world a better place.
If horror stories and blood-shedding movies have the capacity to make
people fearful and violent in real life, why wouldn't fictionary
stories about a more inspiring tomorrow influence the collective
consiousness as well -- for the better.
Maybe in the confusion of today's world you have noticed certain
events or trends that may be defining a more illumined world of
Or maybe you believe that over time, thanks to technological
advances, material needs will be fully provided for by the government
as a public good, at no cost to its citizens. As a result, people
will turn their gaze inward.
Or maybe the intelligent extra terrestrial life forms will open their
eyes to the fact that planet Earth is the only place where self-
realization is possible. This will inevitably drive them to visit
Earth, not in an effort to subdue it, but to experience the thrill of
an inter-gallactical journey to a sacred destination in their cosmic
If the topic strikes a cord within you, you may want to share a
vision of tomorrow as a fiction story, a mere glimpse or idea, or
simply as an observation about how current trends are already shaping
Who knows, maybe the energy and imagination all of us put into this
effort could be the last drop needed to tip the universal balance in
favour of a better outcome in the future.
You may share your contributions here, on the Inspiration-Group, or,
maybe even propose and contribute to a yet-to-be-born Inspiration
Letters issue on the theme of the future.
All poems are by Sri Chinmoy:
The power of imagination
Imagination has power.
Imagination is power.
Therefore, be sure to have
A good and elevating imagination.
Is birthless and deathless.
Imagination needs exercise
Before it becomes
A true reality.
Imagination plays with
Mr. William Davidson: How can our imagination be used to help raise
our consciousness or improve our meditation?
Sri Chinmoy: First of all, we have to know that imagination is not
mental hallucination. If we take imagination as something
unproductive, as something that has nothing to do with reality, then
imagination will never be reality. If we think that imagination is
the South Pole and reality is the North Pole, then it is all useless.
We have to take imagination as a reality in another world, in an
inner world or a higher world. And that world we have to bring into
the world of reality that we are now living in. Imagination is a
world of reality which is waiting for revelation and manifestation
here in this outer world, which we know as reality [...]
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