THE POWER OF CREATIVITY AND THE IMAGINATION

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A motivational lecture on the power of imagination to fulfill your dreams and allow you to be the person you were meant to be. LOTS OF GREAT QUOTES AND PICTURES. YOU ARE SURE TO BE INSPIRED!

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  • You have power and it is not the power of your intellect or your ability to reason. It is not the power to memorize dates or events, but rather the power to imagine. My purpose in giving this lecture is not to give you more to remember, but rather to fill you with the knowledge of your own creative potential and what that means.
  • Your imagination can take you places that your logic will never get you. There are three types of knowledge that I know of: The Known The Unknown The Unkowable The imagination encompasses all three forms of knowledge.
  • Think of that. Everything we have created was once only in our imagination. The phone Aqueducts in Roman times Pyramids in Egyptian times. Sky Scrapers (iron girders ) Airplanes – Leonardo, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Emilia Earhart (1928 transatlantic flight). Rocket ships, Space shuttles, Space Stations, Mars rovers,
  • The most impressive thing about da Vinci was not his ability to handle a brush, but his unquenchable imagination. HE NEVER ALLOWED OTHERS TO UNDERMINE HS IMAGINATION. IT WOULD NOT HAVE OCCURRED TO HIM THAT SOMETHING WAS IMPOSSIBLE.
  • How can this be? Your future is based upon your ability to imagine it as such. You cannot become a doctor without first imagining yourself as a doctor. When you walk to your dream , your dream will walk to you and visa versa. Returning to making art.
  • THE POWER OF CREATIVITY AND THE IMAGINATION

    1. 1. THE POWER OFCREATIVITYAND THEIMAGINATIONPresented by:Bruce Black Art.com
    2. 2. What is imagination?• Imagination is governed by no rules or laws either physical or civil.• Imagination comes from a place of unlimited energy and capacity.• Creativity is the physical embodiment of the imagination.• “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world” Albert Einstein
    3. 3. Einstein on the Imagination• “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”• “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of lifes coming attractions.”• “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”
    4. 4. “What is now proved was only once imagined.” -William Blake When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, it must have seemed like magic!I then shouted into M [the mouthpiece] the following sentence: "Mr.Watson, come here -- I want to see you." To my delight he came anddeclared that he had heard and understood what I said.
    5. 5. Beam me up Scotty! IMAGINATION“Logic will get you fromA to B. Imagination willtake you everywhere.”-Einstein
    6. 6. IMAGINATION IS CUMULATIVE: WHAT IS FIRST IMPOSSIBLE EVOLVES TOBECOME THE STANDARD.1485-1500Leonardo da Vinci designs flyingmachines and parachute.1903Orville and Wilbur Wright make firstpowered, sustained, and controlledflight in a heavier-than-air flyingmachine.1969 L!U.S. astronauts Neil A. Armstrong ALand Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., are the SMfirst to walk on the moon.2000 HI NK TTFirst crew arrives to take up N’residence in the International DOSpace Station.
    7. 7. Let your imagination runwild. Eventually, reality willcatch up to it.Mars Rover Launch: June 10th, 2003.
    8. 8. Never let someone else define yourimagination no matter how wellmeaning they are!• Parents We all have experienced someone trying to tell us how we should live or what we should• Teachers believe in. People who are negative and do not support your imagination are not necessarily• Experts smarter. Perhaps they are simply followers and want you to be one too. Lead the way• Friends and remove negative people from your life!• Critics “There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” BUDDHA
    9. 9. YOU ARE WHAT YOU IMAGINE YOURSELF TO BE! No Way! Everyone knows fire comes fromCreativity, like the sky, not from sticks. You should give up!most things,requires practiceand use.Practice removing self doubtingthoughts from your mind. Theyare anchors to your futuresuccess.•I AM ……..(positive thought)
    10. 10. If I told you, in order to jump offof a thousand foot cliff and live,all you needed was imagination,would you believe me?
    11. 11. Of course you can jump off a cliff and live! Thinkhang glider, parachute, bungee-cord. IT IM JUS AG T T IN AK AT E IO S N
    12. 12. Leonardo da Vinci was an idiot. (He actually thought man could fly!.........oh yeah, he can.)Da Vinci invented many things in his lifetime that were impossible in hisage. It took future generations to fully realize his genius…..scuba diving,submarines, flying machines, machine guns, armored cars, etc., etc.
    13. 13. Impression—I was certain of it. I was just telling myself that, since I was impressed, therehad to be some impression in it ... and what freedom, what ease of workmanship!Wallpaper in its embryonic state is more finished than that seascape. -Louis LeroyIt is a good thing that Monet did not listen to his critics. Impression: The Sunrise, 1873
    14. 14. What is your concept of self?• How you imagine yourself to be has the power to make you who you are.• “Health, wealth, beauty, and genius are not created; they are only manifested by the arrangement of your mind – that is, by your concept of yourself, and your concept of yourself is all that you accept and consent to as true.” -Neville Goddard
    15. 15. By believing passionately in something that does not yet exist,we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have notsufficiently desired. -Nikos Kasantzakis (Zorba the Greek).Some Birds and Bees see in the ultraviolet spectrum.Some bats can see both ultraviolet and infrared light.Imagine what we are not seeing?
    16. 16. Your Dreams are Your Own• Know the difference between dreams and goals. Goals take you to your dreams.• Dream large. Dream larger than even your perceived ability to fulfill your dream.• Dream your own dream. It’s your life and your imagination.• Hang a DO NOT DISTURB sign on your imagination.I imagine that yes is the only living thing. -e. e. cummings
    17. 17. Use Your Imagination to Create Your Future I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes I tell you yesterday is a wind gone down,I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes. a sun dropped in the west.I tell you yesterday is a wind gone down, Iatell you there is nothing in the world sun dropped in the west. only an ocean of tomorrows,I tell you there is nothing in the world a sky of tomorrows. only an ocean of tomorrows, a sky of tomorrows. From Carl sandburg’s poem “Prairie.”Carl Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) Caspar David Friedrich Monk by the sea 1809
    18. 18. PRACTICE• KEEP A JOURNAL OF YOUR IDEAS• KEEP A SKETCHBOOK OF DRAWINGS• DON’T WORRY IF YOUR IDEAS SEEM RIDUCUOUS EVEN TO YOU. NO ONE ELSE NEEDS TO KNOW…..YET.• SET SOME SMALL MEASURABLE GOALS TO GET YOU GOING.• THINK OF YOUR DREAMS AS A MOUNTAIN THAT YOU MUST CLIMB ONE STEP AT A TIME. YOU WILL GET THERE AS LONG AS YOU DON’T GIVE UP.• KEEP PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT YOU NEAR AND DISREGARD ALL OTHERS!
    19. 19. When you walk to your dream your dream walks to you.“Disregard appearances, conditions, in fact all evidence of your senses that deny the fulfillment of your desire. Rest in the assumption that you are already what you want to be, for in that determined assumption you and your Infinite Being are merged in creative unity, and with your Infinite Being all things are possible.” Neville
    20. 20. 3 Important Things• “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of lifes coming attractions.” -Einstein• “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” -Henry David Thoreau• “If all that now exists was once imagined, then what you want to exist for you in the future must now be imagined.” -Dyer
    21. 21. MEMORIZE THIS AND REPEAT DAILYYou were born with potential.You were born with goodness andtrust.You were born with ideals anddreams.You were born with greatness.You were born with wings.You are not meant for crawling, sodon’t.You have wings.Learn to use them and fly.-Rumi Rumi, (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273) was a 13th-century Persian Muslim poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.
    22. 22. End Slide Show• Presented by: Bruce Black Art.com

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