Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, USA
Chapter 6 Imagination-The Workshop of the Mind
He climbed into the cockpit of the P-51 Mustang
Fighter. Now he rolled down the airstrip pulling back on
the yoke starting the climb to 25,000 feet. He listens to
the roar of the engine as he looks out the canopy into the
blueness of the morning sky. He did it all from the inside
of the big box that mother’s refrigerator came in today.
Now, can you feel the emotion of the 10year old
boy as he imagined what it would be like to fly. Oh, to be
that boy again, to see, taste, feel, smell all of dreams,
imaginations of what life would be like and lived. Well it
can happen even 50+years later.
“The imagination is literally the workshop wherein
are fashioned all plans created by man. The impulse, the
DESIRE, is given shape, form, and ACTION through the
aid of the imaginative faculty of the mind.”
It was just ordinary kettle. The recipe seemed simple
and the ingredients were common in every kitchen in America,
but Asa Candler gave these one more element, IMAGINATION.
Yes, the readiness to risk his life savings, to see opportunity
and follow it and the imagination of what it could be. His payoff
was the #1 soda in the world.
“WHAT I WOULD DO IF I HAD A MILLION DOLLARS?”
I was challenged by this question this whole week. Like
Dr. Gunsaulus, I had to put into words what I would do with a
million. Here, what I did to make it real (imagination functions
only when the conscious mind is vibrating at an exceedingly
rapid rate), taking a deposit slip dated 4-5-16 I wrote a deposit for
$1,000,000. Next I begin to think of things I would do with this deposit:
write a check to my local church, send money to funds for Dr. Mark
Karnes, my college roommate, now doing medical missions in Africa.
There is that new house I want to give Connie. I could invest in the
future of 8 grandkids by providing the training to earn a living. By the
way, I will help that 10year boy to learn how to fly.
Thank you Michael and Linda helping me to learn to fly in my soul again.
Lubbock, TX USA