Creative expanding cannot happen without vision.
Vision is to zoom in the future as if it were closer. We always measure ourselves in terms of our vision - what we intend to be or to accomplish, and what we leave behind is our action upon those intentions. We contemplate, we reflect, we learn, we act, we perceive, and our vision evolves and leads us - the reason we usually see that what we have accomplished is always less than our potential. The future is based on your visions. Either as an individual or an organization, do you allow them to evolve, and actively participate in it?
The future is based on your visions. If we see disunity, failure, and destruction and focus on them, then we are consigned to that misery for as long as we insist on that vision. On the other hand, if we envision unity, success and construction then the negatives become the shadows that tell us we must do better and we try and try again. We always measure ourselves in terms of our vision - what we intend to be or to accomplish, and what we leave behind is our action upon those intentions.
Vision comes to those who exercise themselves to understand what they hear, as they listen; to perceive what they see, as they look. The envisioning is the imagination's inner screen lighting up in the context of where the envisioning grows. To envision is the focus coming in contact with the natural deployment, grown from the whole envisioning atmosphere you soak in daily life.The essence of vision is from the personal relatedness development, in its whole simplicity of perceptual connection of the moment. Vision grows for those who learn to see and enter into the experience of simple perceptual connection with the wide open personal completion into the moment's happening. As one develops full participation at the moment, so does the perceptual envisioning dexterity, expanding reception and reach.
The importance of allowing the visions to be creative instead of destructive. Many say creative thinking expands and critical thinking narrows. Too often it is our need to assess things critically that limits the creative possibilities that would emerge. How do we know so quickly what will not work for us? The whole point of critical thinking is to first put aside preconceptions and agendas. That is somewhat difficult, but it is something you should attempt if you really want to understand. The biggest single obstruction is a failure to take any notice whatsoever of the clues, which are often there but seldom stand out. The key is to focus on those that challenge your preconceptions, and not simply move on to more comforting "facts."
Creative expanding cannot happen without vision. We have no choice but to participate in our vision. Being conscious, becoming self-aware, is a choice we actively make in each moment. It is not automatic, and it takes practices to become conscientious in your journey to reach the destination via your vision.