Your inner world is as real as your outer world. You aren’t getting anywhere in your outer world without the cooperation of your inner world.
Your dreams and visions are the prophets of your actions and accomplishments. You cannot even make a cup of coffee in the morning without first imagining yourself doing it. The imagining may happen in a nano-second, but without the inner vision, there is no outer action.
How do you explain mankind living in a cave with a bonfire to living high-rise skyscrapers with central heating? Someone had to begin imagining something different than just dwelling in a cave with the rats and the bats. And from that imagining sprung forth another generation that imagined a little more, and a little more still. Look how far those imaginings have taken us.
Ancient script states, “The kingdom of heaven is within you.” Okay, well that’s true. What do you want your life to be about? Are not those dreams and aspirations your “kingdom of heaven?” Are they not contained within you? How are you to turn those fantasies into fact if you do not give proper due to those visions that you entertain in your inner world? When you give them the respect they deserve, they evolve into felt-visions. And felt-visions become convictions that compel outer action that dress those visions in physical clothing.
The outer world that the observer observes comes from the thoughts, feelings and visions that he observes in his inner world. Choose this day what you will imagine your tomorrow to be about. Think on it, think on it, think on it until you are moved by it. And that internal movement radiate outwardly, moving circumstances to make those imaginings reality.
Don’t make light of your imagination, and it won’t make light of you; it will take you seriously, and make that inner kingdom of fantasy that you hold dearly the outer kingdom of experiences that has you exclaiming, “Wow, really!”
Can you see how practical it is to respect your imagination? See it even deeper.