Ethel Van Zanten Tucson,, Arizona, USA
Imagination-The workshop of the Mind-
This last week-end I was privleged to be able to go to a conference where a man that I admired was honored. This man was a leader in our Baha'i Faith but also he was a leader in education. He had a brilliant mind and was the first American that received a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University in the United Kingdom. I have admired this man because he had a theory of education that I really felt was what I would get my Masters Degree in. Unfortunately he waa murdered before I had a chance to do this.
This tragic event happened in 1982 when my children were still small and the place where I would have had to go to get my degree was in California and I was living in Alaska at the time. The means was not there.. There have been people who tried to carry on his work but it hasn't really reached most of the educational systems in the U. S or the world. The reason this has all been brought to bear in my mind at this time is because the calls here in this MFF forum have been about what is lacking in our educational systems.
This has created a DESIRE a BURNING DESIRE within me to find a way that I could help the people who are doing what they can to promote this educational theory. It is more complicated than what the main premise is but it is based on learning to know and to love;to love and to be loved starting at birth and following up through out our life. There are facilities available;all that is needed is people. The problem that exists is that the leaders in our educational systems won't go along with this educationsl theory.
I know that I have to use what Mr. Hill quotes "Desire is thought impulse. Thought impulses are forms of energy." I also know that my imagination needs to use all the thirteen principles that are emphasized in this book,"Think and Grow Rich." to be able to realize my BURNING DESIRE.
Ethel Van Zanten