Visioning And Truth-telling – Brian’s Blog

Visioning And Truth-telling – Brian’s Blog

Visioning means imagining, at first generally and then with increasing
specificity, what you really want. That is, what you really want, not
what someone has taught you to want, and not what you have learned
to be willing to settle for. Visioning means taking off all the constraints
of assumed “feasibility,” of disbelief and past disappointments, and letting
your mind dwell upon its most noble, uplifting, treasured dreams.
Some people, especially young people, engage in visioning with enthusiasm
and ease. Some people find the exercise of visioning painful,
because a glowing picture of what could be makes what is all the more
intolerable. Some people would never admit their visions, for fear of
being thought impractical or “unrealistic.” They would find this paragraph
uncomfortable to read, if they were willing to read it at all. And
some people have been so crushed by their experience of the world
that they can only stand ready to explain why any vision is impossible.
That’s fine; they are needed too. Vision needs to be balanced with skepticism.

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