Imagination is powerful. It surveys the given world – dysfunctional, dystopian, archaic, constrained – and glimpses possibility. And from resistance – to ill health, to bad practice, oppression – from that sacred no, yes starts taking shape. You gather your principles, rules for living, convictions; you decie what kind of person you intend to be, you’re called to be – and from that solid ground comes campassion, generosity, the strength to love. You decide what you do and do not want, what you need in this life, and what you really don’t.