Guest Post by Dick Warn

Simone Weil, French philosopher and mystic, said, “Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our life.”

That’s another way of saying that our inner life, that which we mentally re-live and rehearse in our mind, plays a more important role in what we become than anything outside of us.

The Chinese pianist Liu Kung was imprisoned for seven years during the Cultural Revolution, during which time he had no access to a piano. When he returned to giving concerts after he was released, his playing was better than ever. Asked how this was possible, since he had not practiced for seven years, he replied: “I did practice, every day. I rehearsed every piece I had ever played, note by note, in my mind.”

One of the magical keys for you and me is being mindful of what we are rehearsing.

Dennis Waitley, American peak-performance expert, said, “Understand that you, yourself, are no more than the composite picture of all your thoughts and actions. In your relationships with others, remember the basic and critically important rule: If you want to be loved, be lovable. If you want respect, set a respectable example.”

Who we become on the inside speaks louder than anything else. It is the inner game of imagination that we’ve got to win.

Dick Warn is the author of The Miracle Minute, a weekly email sent free to readers around the world.  His latest book, Mystical Mentor can be previewed at


Posted on February 1, 2013, in Personal Growth. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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