Glossary of Heart: Fantasy vs. Imagination

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Fantasy is an external focus on mood-altering scenarios and false realities that we use to gain relief from the prodding discomfort of emotional and spiritual desires, longings, and hope.

Imagination is an internal focus on the desires of the heart that lead to full living. It is a courageous willingness to make the visions of the heart’s desires our highest goal. Imagination includes the knowledge that we may have pain in obtaining our desires, but ultimately our desires are more powerful than our pain.

This Glossary of Heart presents a daily choice for us. The first option keeps us where we are. The second option takes us on a journey into our hearts. It’s the hardest yet most courageous choice we can make. I hope you take the risk.