Kristen Burnett Fairhope, Alabama, United States
2 important quotes from L.M. Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables" made their way to mind:
" I went looking for my dreams outside myself and discovered, it's not what the world holds for you- it's what you bring to it"
"Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It makes me feel glad to be alive- it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half as interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for the imagination then would there?"
The second of which really brings faith into the mix for me. If we knew everything about everything, how things would turn out, what bad would happen, would good would happen, there wouldn't be any need for faith or hope. It would be such a depressing existence I'd imagine.
Imagination, for me, is daydreaming just like I did in school, except the dreams get more grandiose, more vivid and more emotional, because I'm convinced if I dream about them enough, they'll happen. And I think the importance of imagination is looking at what's to come, because looking back is ground I've already covered and so much of it is information that doesn't serve me anymore.
The quotes above resonate with me so much because, when put together with what Hill says, I know that the mind can accomplish so much more than I give it credit for. Putting the faith and hope in all the right things and not giving so much attention to the wrong things that breed fear is my goal. Then, to know that all of these things transpire to help us attain these dreams once we let the imagination be used for only the most wonderful concepts, we can surely find the rewards of using this gift for the rest of our lives.
As Hill says " Give it time".
Thank you Linda and Michael for your dedication and mentorship.