In the competitive and complex worlds of business and science, imagination is critical to the processes of creativity. It serves a valuable and practical purpose. New developments are created by imagining better ways to improve old technologies. Important developments come in increments. Progress moves ahead one step at a time.
But in our inner life, we don’t want a continuation of what has been. We want the new, and the free. We don’t want to repeat ourselves or build on patterns that contain obvious limitations.
This means to succeed in our search for self-liberation we must proceed in a completely different manner than the world around us would recognize. We are bound to set our compass not by what we wish to find, but by what we know we must leave behind us… (to be continued)