Poverty of imagination
Krista Tippett in the attached article wrote, “I suddenly realized that the lack of love in my life was not a reality but a poverty of imagination and a carelessly narrow use of an essential word.”
We here at Real Connections Counseling hate divorce. We hate divorce because we’ve seen how it can sometimes wreck people, families, and love. We’ve seen how people treat each other, and we’ve seen how significantly difficult it is for couples, even amicable couples, to endure the process of divorce, and the rebuilding process even before the relationship ends. Divorce is sometimes necessary, but in the end it’s always difficult for us to watch.
Tippett insightfully weaves her story into a most important instruction. Practice. Love and relationship takes practice, and experiencing a wider birth of love is like a beautiful rebirth in many people! Relationships are a story of faith. Not only a faith in God like some have, but also in humanity. Love inspires trust in imperfection, and an attitude of grace and mercy. You can inspire humanity from practice.
We teach practice here at RCC. “I tried!” many have said. But trying is not practice. Trying is driven from the poverty of imagination. Practice is about the imagination of love! Practice is the exploration of what is possible, and with whom. And the quality of and the number of your “whom” expands with a thriving imagination!
The message we want you to hear day in and day out at Real Connections Counseling is that practice might not make perfect. But it can make beautiful. Read Tippet’s side of life. Learn what it is to practice the imagination of love. I hope you were inspired like we were. Practice.
Click the link below to read the original article by Krista Tippett: