The Sky’s the Limit

The sky’s the limit if you have no imagination…

Published by Michael Sean Erickson

I write, act, and produce films in Los Angeles. Everything else is conjecture.

4 thoughts on “The Sky’s the Limit

      1. Yes. The reach of the human mind is endless, if freed from any psychological or sociological restraints on the imagination. It is not eternal, though. That attribution refers only to the mind of God. There is a difference between endless imagination and eternal imagination. Endless is infinite, but derivative, which is to say that the endlessness or the infinitude of our own minds is as such only because God wills that to be the case. Our mind’s endlessness is not self-existing. We may imagine literally anything real or unreal only because God permits that. The mind of God is eternal in that it is self-existent. What this means in practical terms is that we may imagine literally anything, real or unreal, but what we imagine, the interpretations that we draw from what we imagine, and the very modality of our imagination tells us something about God. This does not mean that whatever we imagine is God, but it does mean that even the most ungodly of our imaginary constructs reveals something about what He is or what He is not. Our imagination is always in some way referential to Him, even if we choose not to see it that way or even to believe in Him. When we recognize this then we can explore anything and everything with our imaginations, but we can also hold ourselves back from the hubris of imagining ourselves to be the gods of our own endless minds. This is important, for we have shown time and again that whenever we confuse our endless imaginations with a kind of intrinsic, self-existent divinity (we are our own gods awakening in ourselves), we all too often veer into a perversion of godliness that is personally and societally destructive. We have invented too many Frankenstein monsters over the years when we presume ourselves to be the gods of our own endless minds. Many of these Frankenstein monsters are little more than laughably self-indulgent, but a few have acquired the means to express their “divinity” through mob rage, tyrannical governance, or even genocide.

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