So if you've never been to EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow according to Walt!) you have no idea who the little guy to the left is. He is Figment and is the guy that takes you through the Imagination ride at EPCOT. There is a song that goes with it that is pretty catchy too! Anyway, he is the first thing that came to mind when I knew that I wanted to write a post about Lesson 4 of Napoleon Hill's book, The Law of Success.
Imagination is the creative power of the soul according to Hill and every lesson uses this lesson to build on. Without an imagination we could not create our Definite Purpose because it is what we imagine that lets us design what we want to do. We create everything in our life and all of our other qualities using the quality of imagination. Our organized plans are created in our imagination. And remember that like attracts like so our imaginative thoughts need to be of a positive nature.
In his book, Mr. Hill talks about something that he calls telepathy. Not in the way you usually think about telepathy but that every thought we release is registering itself in the minds of other people. When you talk about something in a group doesn't it cause that group to comment and talk about it? And how does that then affect their thinking? Imagine, if you will, what would happen if a large group of people thought the same positive thoughts. How would that affect society? Hmmmmm.
All great inventions began with an idea, a thought, the imagination of the person thinking. Nothing was ever created that was not first conceived in the imagination, through desire, and transformed into reality through concentration and thought.
Using your imagination you can conceive of anything that you would wish to have in your life. In fact, you could create a whole new life by building on those thoughts. There is an old poem that is attrituted to both Ella Wheeler Wilcox and Henry Van Dyke that I think applies here.
I hold it true that thoughts are things;
They're endowed with bodies and breath and wings;
And that we send them forth to fill
The World with good results or ill.
That which we call our secret thought
Speeds forth to earth's remotest spot,
Leaves its blessings or its woes,
Like tracks behind it as it goes.
We build our future, thought by though,
For good or ill, yet know it not,
Yet so the universe was wrought.
Thought is another name for fate;
Chose, then, thy destiny and wait,
For love brings love and hate brings hate."
Paula J. Kaprocki, LMT, BS, CPC
Life Coach, Massage Therapist, Infinite Possibilities Trainer, Author