Exit From The Matrix: The Surpassing Power of Imagination
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Readers who've been with me for a while know I've written a great deal about imagination. My collection Exit From the Matrix puts together more than 50 exercises and techniques for expanding the scope, range, and power of imagination.
Why? Because imagination is the quality that outdoes reality. Any kind of reality. Imagination is the infinite road.
Consciousness wants to create new consciousness, and it can. Imagination is how it does it. If there were some ultimate state of consciousness, imagination would always be able to play another card and take it further.
In any arena of life, and especially when it comes to mind, perception, power, empathy, and so on, there is always a status quo. It's the place where a person says, “Well, that's enough. I'll settle for what I have. I'll stop here.” Sooner or later, this leads to boredom, frustration, problems, and conflict. It leads to a decline.
Imagination, which knows no bounds, is the source for the most adventurous explorations. It can have great impact on the material world, of course, but one mustn't therefore conclude it is composed of matter or energy. Imagination is non-material. To think otherwise winds you up in using some version of physics to depict imagination—and then you are imposing limits on it. This is an error. Imagination doesn't obey any laws of physics.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we've flattered reality enough. It doesn't need any more. Imagination creates new realities.
You can create the same thing over and over, and eventually you'll be about as alive as a table. Inject imagination into the mix, and everything suddenly changes. You can steer that boat anywhere you want to. You can build worlds.
The lowest common denominator of consensus implies an absence of imagination. Everyone agrees; everyone is bored; everyone is obedient. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are massive floods of unique individual creation, and then that sought-after thing called abundance is as natural as the sun rising in the morning.
Sitting around in a cosmic bus station waiting for reality is what reality is. Everything else is imagination.
There are those who believe life is a museum. You walk through the rooms, find one painting, stroll into it and take up permanent residence. But the museum is endless. If you were a painter, you'd never decide to live inside one of your canvases forever. You'd keep on painting.
The relentless and obsessive search for all those things on which we can agree is a confession of bankruptcy.
When we re-learn to live through and by imagination, we enter and invent new space and time. But space and time aren't superior forces. They come into being at the tap of imagination.
With imagination, one can solve a problem. More importantly, one can skip ahead of the problem and render it null and void.
There are a billion murals on a billion walls, and a person chooses one and falls down before it and devotes himself to it. He spends a thousand years trying to decipher it. So be it. This isn't imagination.
Imagination isn't a system. It might invent systems, but it is non-material. It's a capacity. It feels no compulsion to imitate reality. It makes realities. Its scope is limited only by a person's imagining of how far imagination can go.
The human race is obsessed by the question: what exists? It appears to be a far easier question than: what do you want to imagine? This comparison explains why civilizations decline.
Imagination is a path. Walking on that path long enough, you find answers to all the questions you've ever asked. You also find power that people dream of.
Exit From the Matrix is the realization of those clues, fleshed out, clarified, and embedded in techniques and exercises anyone can do on a daily basis.
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