Precision Vision

Most people can agree that in order to intentionally get anything done; you must have some type of idea what you want. The only thing that comes from not having some type of vision of a specific outcome would seem to be random happenings. Some people take it as far as, "If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail." Though the word 'fail' is more of a judgment; this saying points toward a truth.

There have been many great achievers and people of natural talent that have spoken of the power of imagination and vision. Intuition and inspiration have played the major role in human innovation and creativity. The concept of, "seeing the ending at the beginning," is often spoken of by the people we collectively recognize as great, through out history.

"First I dream my painting, then I paint my dream."
-Vincent van Gogh

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
-Martin Luther King Jr.

"A goal is a dream with a deadline."
-Napoleon Hill

"The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision."
-Helen Keller (American author and educator who was blind and deaf)

Of course, if you go look on your own; you will find tons of other quotes by great people that point to the same truth. It really is part of the formula of any type of success. Having a vision of your goal is inseparable from intentionally reaching them.

Though having a vision of a desired out come might sound as if it contradicts the teachings of ego detachment and being in the present moment; it actually supports them. Another paradox.

Not always mentioned, but also absolutely necessary with visualization, is the feeling of the experience that goes along with the visual. This feeling is the monumental ingredient of actually materializing a vision. When you feel anything, you can only feel it in the present moment. All power remains in the present.

When the ego is quiet and there are no stressful attachments; there is more of a sense of being in tune with everything; which is actually being more in tune with your true self. As a result, when we are in this higher consciousness, clarity enables us to see a higher purpose for our existence. This usually involves touching other peoples lives in a significant way. It is always a purpose of a greater good. It is easy to see that it goes far beyond an egoic source and egoic gratification.

Though the journey and the destination are really one in the same; it is vision that allows for this realization.


bometernally said...

Great article!...There is so much to contemplate and at the same time it is straight to the point. I like the title precision vision. In otherwords - ACCURATE VISION OR PICTURE.

The VISION with FEELING is The MAGNET - the power that draws everything - your goals- your thoughts to you.

The IMAGINATION is the image in a nation (grand style) that is the internal prcess that attracts the elments to bring it to fruition.

Thanks for the stimulation of contemplation on this topic.

*** said...

"Though having a vision of a desired out come might sound as if it contradicts the teachings of ego detachment and being in the present moment; it actually supports them." I would like to hear more from you on this... I have tangled with this perception.

C. Om said...

Thank you for the interest SS. I am learning more eveytime I investigate this perspective.

The "desired out come," that I am speaking of is not one of the ego's desire. It is allowing yourself to move with the flow of the whole; the One. I personally find that when I am in that place of silence and stillness; abscence of the egoic mind; many times, there is still a message that comes across. It differs drastically from the average mind chatter. This is the place of intuition. It is a "calm knowing." It does not speak of the normal egoic wants; the wants of a single and seperate identity. It's message is in support of the evolution of all. It is selfless as opposed to selfish. This is where the vision for great goals comes from.

C. Om said...

I appreciate the feedback Bometernally. I am more than happy to help with the stimulation of contemplation. I, myself, am stimulated by writing and speaking of such things.

Walt said...

Once one really applies the vision of the third eye, their present and future begin to merge. The more this happens, the more one realizes that there really is no separation between the two. Egoic desire and the desires of the soul feel different from each other. Egoic desire feels hollow, and people usually can sense that there is more to life than this. Egoic desires often take struggling and striving, whereas soul desires require no such strife.