Thursday, 20 August 2009
6 impossible things before breakfast
"There is no use in trying," said Alice, "one can't believe impossible things."
"I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "Why, I believe six impossible things before breakfast!"
(Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland)
How often do we limit our lives by being 'rational’ and 'reasonable'? How often do we limit our dreams by dreaming of what was possible yesterday? When we imagine what is 'possible', we limit our lives to yesterday, to what was, to what the past.
Dreams revolutionise the world, they revolutionise lives. They push our boundaries and extend us from the possible into the ‘impossible’. It is chasing the impossible, the dreams, that puts men on the moon, invents the x-ray, discovers the telephone, the laptop, the lightbulb and fire...
And in a deeper way, it is what allows us to become more beautiful each day, because we gives us the ability to go beyond who we were yesterday.
So I believe we should be gloriously impossible. Let's push the boundaries of what we can imagine. This is what allows us to expand into the very greatest embodiment of who we truly are. Not by atrophying in the past, but by re-imagining a gloriously impossible future.
Quantum physics has shown that what we thought was real is not real. The impossible has become our new reality... so let's play with it! Let's draw forth all that is impossibly splendid for our lives. And then move on to the next 'impossible' experience.
Because it is when we come to understand the impossible as an outdated illusion from the past, we free ourselves to live more vibrantly in the present.