Imagination (3)

here we look at how to encourage people to use their imagination, the most powerful tool in our toolbox

A Loaded Question

Every question is a loaded one.  Each and every question it is possible to ask becomes loaded just as soon as the choices form a response.  A language without questions is one lacking in structure, and it is with this structure that the world can be understood, or framed.

There exists a people whose language does not facilitate such a thing as the question.  And it has long been wondered how they manage to exchange ideas and information. Here in creating brave new words is one a way that somehow helps to solve this riddle.

Saturday, 05 April 2014 02:23


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It's a natural occurrence that we do not consider the way we use our language on a day to day basis.

Instead what we did was to complicate things even further with the creations of jargon and the such like.

This enabled peoples to fit into a mould according to their day job surroundings, and thus alienating them from the other such formed groups, clans, tribes, whatever you want to name it.

Click here to vote or nominate on a new word that describes this under an umbrella.

What needs to be done is that language needs to be modernised with a simple and logical approach.

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Monday, 18 November 2013 16:07

The Dictionary of the soul

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APRIL 24, 2007. It's like a cobweb supporting drops of fresh dew---and then the web burns away in the morning sun.

How do you describe a dream that is vaguely remembered as you come out of sleep and then fades away as you go about your business for the day? How do you convey the feeling and imprint of it?

Well, there is language underneath ordinary language, and it too fades away quickly.

This underneath language is like a web that connects you with feelings and places and people you don't know in a waking state.

This underneath language expresses your presence in a sea of rising and falling events---a different life than the one you are living.

This underneath language connects you to words that don't exist in any dictionary.

Monday, 18 November 2013 14:02


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DECEMBER 17, 2009. Taking a semi-break from medical/science issues.

Space is a collapsible item. It can be taken down like a stage set and later rebuilt, differently, in the twinkling of an eye.

Imagination does the rebuilding. And in doing so, transforms a life.

When I started painting in the fall of 1962, in New York, I experienced that in spades. Until that point, I pretty much assumed the world was the only space available.

In a small apartment in Manhattan, I painted day and night. I hung some of the finished work and the rest lay around me on the floor. To say each piece was its own world was not a metaphor, in my eyes.

It was an extreme confidence builder.

Imagination is always there: waiting. It's inexhaustible. It has no limits. It's not dependent on time or place. And in the launching of new spaces, it restores an ageless satisfaction.

The deepest Life has no clock. It doesn't creep along a line of advancing history. It moves out into endless improvisations.

I've posted a number of interviews I did with my friend and colleague, Jack True. Jack started out as a hypnotherapist, and then later changed his method of operation with patients, so that imagination became his primary tool. In the middle of one of our interviews, he said:

Let's face it. Without imagination, we'd all be dead. We'd be robots. We might be trained to perform acts, but there would be no life in us, just a current of minimal electricity to keep the whole show going. The paradox is, most of us deny having an imagination. Or if we'll admit it, we say we don't know how to use it. What is that all about? And then, on top of this immense lie we're telling ourselves, we say we want a better world. A better world for whom? Robots? Is that what we're aiming for??

At that point, I said, The most direct road to imagination is art. You can't really avoid it. If you use your imagination long enough and widely enough, you end up doing art. But that seems to be a dirty word. People avoid it like the plague. They think you're consigning them to Hell. Art? No, anything but that. I'd rather dig ditches than make art.

Jack laughed and pointed out the window at the street. You see that?? he said. That's what people claim they want. Reality as it is. No frills, no add-ons. They just want what's real. They keep saying it over and over, and that's what they damn well get. It's a full-blown phobia. So-called reality is the cover story everyone buys. And when you start to take the lid off the cover story, they protest. They're secret agents of reality as it is, and you're taking away their legend, their handle, their job. You're exposing them to the enemy. Except there is no enemy. That's a myth. When you explode the myth, you're left with imagination. And art. That's all. No one is bringing us a new world. We make worlds.



The world is but a canvas to the imagination.; (Henry David Thoreau)