“We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and imagination left for being.  As a result, men [people] are valued not for what they are but what they do or what they have – for their usefulness”

Thomas Merton

How is this expressed in the lives of people that you know? …in your own life?

What are common denominators?

If there is a correlation between time and imagination and being – what is gained?

Here are some definitions of imagination to reflect on (my underlining):

1.  the faculty of imagining, or of forming mental images or concepts of what is not actually present to the senses.
2.  the action or process of forming such images or concepts.
3.  the faculty of producing ideal creations consistent with reality, as in literature, as distinct from the power of creating illustrative or decorative imagery.
4.  the product of imagining; a conception or mental creation, often baseless or fanciful one.
5.  ability to face and resolve difficulties; resourcefulnessa job that requires imagination.
What are we?
Who are we beyond what we do and have?
How can we relate to others beyond what they do and have?