The French Philosopher Renee Descartes gave us a lot to think about when he said, “I think, therefore I am.” I used to ponder a lot on this phrase, and although it seems to explain a lot of our behavior, somehow, it always felt incomplete to me. Why? Well, lets take this example, and this happens to me a lot. My husband jokes, “Oh, she’s thinking about it, soon I’ll see it.” And this is true for me, when I start thinking a lot about something, I end up doing it, and the ball starts rolling, unless I stop myself somehow, usually for a good reason. But I think that Descartes phrase applies to emotion as well, if I think that I am upset, unhappy … I end up feeling that way. However, this is where the phrase feels incomplete to me – in the “doing” part. For the thinking to pass the threshold into reality, an action is required.
Creativity is in our nature, implanted in our right side of the brain; too bad that we have not developed it fully. For me to think of something and make it real, the act of creation, of doing, must follow. Rene Descartes phrase tells us of the great capacity of imagination and wonder that we have; our whole existence is based on ideas that came to reality, inventions that came to be, and gave birth to other technologies, but for all that to happen, one of us had to have an idea, imagine it, designed it, dream of it – Think of it. The threads of reality vibrate when we think about this miracle – all you see around you, was an idea in someones’ mind at one point in time. The computer in front of you, the cup of coffee next to you, the pen, the paper, the little knickknacks sitting on your desk… That reality came to be only, and only, after someone imagine it, and later it was created.
The magnificence of that realization, is so deep and beautiful that it only tells us that nothing, absolutely nothing, is impossible – it just hasn’t been imagined yet, created. Science, technologies, ideas, dreams, hopes … all of it swirls in a dance of creation, and in the end, it comes to be – it materializes and joins what we call “reality.” Think about this, how profound … it spells no limits! Reality comes after thought, after creativity, after creation – not before. Many times, technologies have to be in place first, and this is where its beauty and amazement starts – we depend on each other to imagine, so we can create. And we create because it is our nature, as we are part of creation itself, one source to it all. Reality exists when one idea meets another and another and another … We are creators of reality and that is how we come to be – I THINK, IMAGINE, I CREATE, THEREFORE I AM!