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I: ideal

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Based on the punctuation in the poem, I used it as a noun. Here's what my Webster's has to say about ideal as a noun:

"ideal n. 1 a conception of something in its most excellent or perfect form 2 a person or thing regarded as fulfilling this conception; perfect model 3 something that exists only in the mind 4 a goal or principle, esp. one of a noble character"

Humorously, I might call my "Heroic Ideal" something that exists only in my mind, but from a motivational perspective, I'm using it as a goal or principle of that noble character, the "athlete I want to become".

A goal or desire has to exist in the mind before we make it concrete. That's where Spark's Vision collage comes in (and I still haven't made one!)... giving us images we are aiming for, keeping them in front of us as we work toward those ideals, day by day.

For today, let's keep that ideal image in our thoughts as we make the small decisions that support us "getting there". The high prize is within our reach!

LIFE is good... Spark on!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    My collage exists only in my mind. It's filled with the things I see. My world is excellent in it's imperfections and although I have goals to improve, I like my noble character as it is. emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 8/29/2013 5:19AM

    I've done a collage

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LESLIELENORE 8/29/2013 12:00AM

    I haven't made one either. I write my goals down though.

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WATERMELLEN 8/28/2013 7:36PM

    OK, another "no collage" admission here. Not my ideal to make a collage, actually. Not my ideal to have a fixed or static ideal . . . the ideal for me is contingent, changing, in flux and responsive to circumstances. But that doesn't mean that I don't have an ideal . . . just that it's a moving target of an ideal!

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SLENDERELLA61 8/28/2013 6:17PM

    My collage is not visual enough partly because my vision of the ideal is unclear. You made me realize that. OK, I'll work on it. Once I have the vision of the ideal then I'll try to symbolize it in the collage. Sometimes I kind of stumble thinking about all those years I wasn't living healthy and some of the remnants in body and thoughts of those days. My ideal would have never ever been fat, so rather than a heroic ideal I want an achievable ideal.

Thanks, as always, for your thoughtful words, Barb.

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DALID414 8/28/2013 11:21AM

    I don't have a collage either. I want to be a better me not look like someone else emoticon

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CONCHA77 8/28/2013 10:04AM

    Think and Believe! Thanks, Barb.

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MSLZZY 8/28/2013 9:54AM

    Ideal-a great word for the day. In an ideal world, there would be peace and harmony and all things would be without conflict. For me, an ideal day would be to have everything fall into place. But I think I will have to put in a little effort for that to happen. Have an "ideal" day. HUGS!

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NEW-CAZ 8/28/2013 8:49AM

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LEANJEAN6 8/28/2013 8:45AM

    Ideal--Hmmm---an ideal day to me would be to have more time to read--to practice piano----just to loll around--LOL---dunno if I could do it!-*S*-Lynda emoticon

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KALIGIRL 8/28/2013 8:32AM

    emoticon you haven't made a collage either?
Here's to goal in the minds' eye!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/28/2013 8:32AM

    Conceptualize, visualize and it will materialize! Love this blog. As always THANKS! HUGS

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GABY1948 8/28/2013 8:04AM

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