(8.6) Knowledge is a result of our ability to think.
(7.6) The material for the construction of mental images is secured by millions of tiny workers-brain cells.
Thinking is comparing and contrasting information. what we learn from this process is knowledge. We may apply or disregard this information.
Mental images = visualization.
(7.5) Each repeated action renders the image more accurate than the former.
(8.5) Mistakes are a result of ignorance.
The more we direct our attention to a specific a mental image, the more it will posses us.
With this knowledge, you are no longer ignorant. Suffering is the result of disregarding knowledge we have gained.
(7.20) Insight enables us to understand the value of making application of the knowledge we have learned. Many seem to think knowledge applies itself, which is -by no means, true.
(8.4) Daydreaming is a form of mental dissipation, while the imagination is a form of constructive thought–which precedes all constructive action.
(7.4) “Seeing” creates “feeling,” Feeling” creates “being.” First the mental, then the emotional, then the unlimited possibility of achievement.
Dissipation is the scattering of energy.
(8.29) Constructive thought is clear, decisive, calm, deliberate, sustained thought with a definite end in view.
(7.3) Idealization is the process of visualizing or idealizing the conditions we desire to see manifested in our lives.
(8.3) The imagination can be cultivated by practicing mental exercise. It must receive nourishment or it can not survive.
Mental exercise may include any activities that provide a consistent measurement of our ability to concentrate for extended periods of time. For example, the effort it takes you to recall things you’ve memorized can vary depending on how scattered your mind is. It may take you 30 min=s to recite what, at other times, takes 5 minutes.
The greater our ability to concentrate, the greater our ability to visualize mental pictures. And we know that “seeing” creates “feeling,” and feeling” creates “being.” (7.4)
(8.2) The cultivation of the imagination leads to the development of the ideal, out of which our future will emerge.
(7.2) By holding an image or picture in mind we gradually, but surely, draw the thing nearer to us.
Concentrating–directing our attention–toward a harmonious/holistic object of thought is our ideal state. Repetition crystalizes this image while the feeling produced by this image reinforces our attitude toward conditions and opportunities.
(7.1) Visualization is the process of creating mental pictures.
(8.1) The imagination is a form of constructive thought. It is the light that penetrates new worlds of thought and experience; the mighty instrument by which every great discoverer or inventor opens the way from precedent to experience.
Imagination is the fuel that empowers visualization.