Imagination And Reality

David Price
3 min readSep 12, 2021
Boris Kustodiev

“One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else.”

— K.L. Toth


Remember what happens before conception and after death, and you develop a sense of divine comedy. Dreaming takes you there.

Carry magic inside you if you want to find magic around you.

— Robert Moss


“In times of radical change and great uncertainty, it’s important to have containing ideas that give us a place to stand in the midst of the storms. One form of containing ideas can be found in proverbs, for instance, “the unimaginative mind is paralyzed by its own doubt.” Amidst great uncertainties, we can have deep doubts, and that can turn into a form of paralization, the inability to move in the midst of all the changes. Related to that is William Blake’s idea that “a culture is a totality of imaginative power.” …” In a sense, he’s talking about a person’s inner worldview, which in terms of imagination, is equal to the world.

— Michael Meade


Yes! What WAS it? — the last thing you were at work thinking about, just *before* someone convinced you you were going to have to WORK for a living? Do you remember? Where are YOU drawn if you have time, to do what YOUR heart is truly wanting…”IF this were actually YOUR Life, and you could do something about it, — — you had some power and influence to change what is happening for you…THEN what? What would you be doing? Who would you be?”

— Paul C. Hoffman

Imagination is power. It creates the reality we live in, both beautiful and atrocious. It works unseen and unbidden when we are captured in a small life. We don’t know that we ourselves are creating our own limits, that we ourselves insist that a small life is the only one possible for us. We can be convinced by our culture’s received wisdom to accept to live in a kind of captivity of the soul, far from our heart’s desire. We accept crumbs when we could have the whole cake, if we would claim it.

That would take a courage that modern societies are careful to excise by means of religion and education. We are taught not to listen to our…

David Price

I write about creativity, loving, language learning and psycho/spirituality. I’m a longtime painter and reader.