Imagine Love

John Lennon had a great imagination. He actually gave us the key to making this world a better place. But it is just a song by one of the Beatles that will get labeled and put away in our dusty record collection in the closet, only to be used to entertain our ears when we so please.

What if John Lennon wrote that song in hopes that people would listen to it, become inspired by the awesome spirit and love within the words and sounds, and go out into the world to actualize it?

Imagine…

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for todayImagine Happyness

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace

You, you may say
I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world

You, you may say
I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will live as one.

Lennon breaks down the world to the fight to get into heaven and the fear of going to hell, countries and religions who fight to conquer and gain power, people kill and die for them, and the biggest of all – possessions – and the never ending quest for more money, more objects, and the greed that follows which breeds evil.

Wow, I mean if we were as one people that worked together…imagine how much better we would be. Much better than what we have now. Isn’t that why we get a career? To better our lives? It is the biggest lie that we believe: by helping myself, by getting what I want, by moving up to the top, by making this amount of money, by buying this or that, this will make everything great!

Imagine if we grew up and went to a school that taught a different curriculum, different from the cookie cutter mold we are made into starting at elementary school and ending in college, different like kids are actually taught how to live proper.

Why are we taught boundaries, borders, countries, separation, divide, conquer, warfare, mathematical equations that are never used in daily life, race, us versus them? What does that teach us? It teaches us to be afraid, to be cling to an identity in those history books, and fight anyone that is different. Maybe it doesn’t teach us that but it sure as hell sets it up, and it certainly doesn’t help us when we grow up and are old enough to live on our own!

I laugh at age being a gauge of maturity! I act more mature than a lot of 30, 40, 50 year olds! I am so sick and tired of being limited by such superficial, man made up bullshit such as appearance, age, race, sexual identity, so sick and tired that I nearly killed myself at the end, because I saw no hope of ever changing to make it in this crazy world!

Imagine if we went to school and we were taught love, compassion, and understanding of differences. What if we were taught how to handle abuse, violence, and drugs/alcohol that exists for so many kids in the classroom! Imagine if we were taught how to handle mental breakdowns, stress, anxiety, fear, anger in ways that actually dealt with the problem.

Imagine if this changed the world.

Imagine if we grew up in a school that made sure that each kid was able to look at his/her future separate from “standardized testing”(standardized selection), separate from SAT, separate from grades that determined whether you go to an expensive ass college or whether you stay in your hometown and get a 9-5. Imagine that kid being able to choose the direction he wanted to go in, and then the guidance counselor guiding that kid along the journey to achieving the success he/she wants.

Imagine. Imagination is dead. It is sucked out of us through these toys we are offered for a new low price, and anything original, fresh, inspired coming from gifted individuals is missed or ignored. Cries for help go unanswered because everyone is wearing headphones.

I just saw an ad on TV for the iPad. The kids were upstairs reading a script to convince their parents to buy them both an iPad and were saying it loud enough for them to hear through a vent in the floor. The parents were downstairs playing with the iPads they bought their kids and couldn’t hear them. That is exactly what is going on today. All of these toys are distractions from real life, and the more people obsess over them the more they are running from reality and facing life.

Communication is how we survive, how we connect, how we relate, how we love, how we evolve. Even if Jesus came back to life and walked the earth trying to heal the sick, give sight to the blind, and life to the dead, people would not even notice or would see it and then look down at their screen because its their move to play a stupid little game that will give them nothing but an empty feeling inside.

What can I say? I love this fucking country – “Beautiful Ideals and Amazing Flaws”

Imagine if this country was who it said it was!

Imagine getting though the day without thinking one negative thing!

Imagine living each day towards helping others at work, driving, at the checkout line, at the mall, at home, in the world!

Imagine using your imagination and working to make it reality.

I read one time that imagination is the one thing that makes us like God. We can create worlds in our minds!

Imagine if we used our imagination to be like God and create a beautiful world for our children to grow up in…wow.

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