A Mark Twain quote

29 Jan 2016

Something inspirational:

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”

MARK TWAIN

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  1. Tim 29. Jan, 2016 at 9:58 pm #

    I used to see things in a very guarded, limited way.

    I suppose I was more afraid of my potential than I was of my ignorance. But I knew how powerful my imagination was and how focused I could be, even though my mind was developed in a system that discouraged dreamers.

    But one thing is for sure, we all need a healthy imagination to intersect with a world outside our own.

    • Ilana 30. Jan, 2016 at 10:40 am #

      Thanks Tim. You’re second paragraph is spot on. I believe it is the power behind the potential that frightens us into submission. We know we’re capable, we’re afraid of what lies beyond our capabilities.

      If someone were to lead, we’d be quite happy to dip our toes, see what we can see. The irony is we can see, but we’re not seeing. The eyes see, but the mind isn’t focused.

  2. Maria Lunde 30. Jan, 2016 at 8:45 pm #

    Imagination is a great thing. It allows us to see life differently.

    In my case it allows me to conjure different ways to do ordinary tasks, when I can’t do them the ordinary way because of my disability.

    • Ilana 30. Jan, 2016 at 9:31 pm #

      Thanks Maria. I think you’re right. I know from my own experiences that some of my senses are heightened as a result of my disability.

      We learn to live and adapt into our lives through different channels. I have very limited imagination, but my senses are heightened through my intuition.

      I think it’s great that you can conjure different ways to complete ordinary tasks, which non-disabled people often take for granted.

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