“What are words for when no one listens its no use talking at all” Missing Persons
Words are powerful. A well crafted turn-of-phrase has the power to impact lives. Too many becomes a bunch of noise. Can words become art?
Continuing with my theme of Cinematic Wisdom, I recently found inspiration in the movie “The Life Before Her Eyes.” William James once advised, “Begin to be now what you will be hereafter“. One might ask how?
Our deepest guide, in our beginning to be, is imagination. Our ability to project and mold our future selves from the myriad possibilities before us. To imagine takes courage and effort. But it gives us hope too. Hope that we can author our own destinies. Hope that the rightness of the decisions we make now will be born out in the future.
As much as we can be overwhelmed by the world, we can also draw hope from it, from beauty, from promise. From the simple fact that we have the talent to imagine our future selves from all the possible lives that pass before our eyes. We must imagine our lives well. We must engage our conscience. Conscience is the voice of God and the nature and heart of man.
How have words inspired or impacted your life?