L.I.F.E. Identify and Imagine
It's incredibly easy to identify iniquities in others, however we tend to deny the very same issues which we wear ourselves. A wise man once said "first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye." Anyone know who said that?
Isn't it true though. Don't we all initially investigate others offences as means to justify our own? Once we begin to reflect these infractions inside to our own eye, our world will begin to change. We are allowing ourselves to be aware.
This awareness allows identification. It is the beginning of the process of improvement. Just this one step is setting into motion the notion that we might be capable of being a better version of ourselves. If only it were easy. I mean this person doesn't even exist yet! This person is NOT who we are now and is somewhere only existing in our imagination. Man I thought my imagination died with my imaginary friend!!!
When we identify that this is a problem, we inadvertently start to imagine the possibility for another version of ourselves. It's time to bring our imagination back to life! CLEAR!!! We aren't just identifying the problem though, we are truly beginning to identify our individuality. We are getting to know ourselves. As Socrates taught, "The unexamined life is not worth living." This a huge step. Equally as important, yet often neglected is to imagine what this future looks like.
I've wrote in the past about the importance of direction and destination. You see, we have a divine gift. Our imagination. We can formulate fantasies, wonder of the world, and dream divinely. We are the only creatures on this planet with that ability. We imagine and create. Imagine then, what this future looks like. Formulate your future, in the eye of your mind.
Imagining is all about destination and direction. Yes we want to transform this curse. What will it look like when we are there? How will we feel? What will we believe? What kind of things will we be doing? If we don't have all the answers that's okay. They will come in time.
Once we have identified and imagined a new world for ourselves eventually we will fight. We are fighting with nothing more than faith. The big question is, is it worth the struggle? Well, is it?