Sunday, January 23, 2011

How so wonderfully liberating...just imagine!

Why, sometimes, I've believed as many
as six impossible things before breakfast.

- Lewis Caroll (Alice in Wonderland)

We couldn't drive past this old building in Calgary, a couple of weeks ago, without going back 'round the block to take a pic of this sign. How true it is, we need more such determined "specialists" in this world!  

But, how does one "specialize in the impossible"?

I'm convinced that it is in the willingness "to suspend doubt and disbelief".

We do hold on tight to such things, don't we. Whether it's about the possibility of world peace, the benefits of less meat and more veggies and whole grains, the energy in chia, running without shoes, completing a marathon, learning to roll a kayak - it all boils down to whether or not we are willing to suspend our doubt and disbelief. And it may just have to be for a moment or two.

Doubt and disbelief lock down the possibility of exploration and discovery. They cause us to cease to grow and wonder and dream. Suspending our strange loyalty to doubt and disbelief, however, opens wide the doors to unimaginable opportunity.

How so wonderfully liberating - just imagine! How so worth investigation.

How could one not resist the idea? :-)


  1. Suspending doubt and disbelief - pretty much where I've discovered the coolest things in life! Bf JJ

  2. Yup, me too - like running on hard, cold, wet asphalt (in the early morning dark) in Vibram FiveFingers - just can't beat the joy of it - honest! :-) Thanks Bf JJ!

  3. I need context of what the building is before I put it into my inspirational or down right creepy pile!

  4. Put it in the "inspirational" file, Lee. It was a charming old Calgary church reminding us to never give up on the things that we believe are important. I think most of us who love to explore and learn and experience can embrace that sentiment. Thanks for coming by.