“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” – Albert Einstein
When you consider a situation, when you look at a picture, when a notion comes to mind, use it as a portal, a catalyst, to all the possible scenarios it implies. The literal nature of it is confinement. The true nature of it is infinite and freeing.
Anything before you is a signpost pointing in all directions toward unbounded freedom and unlimited possibilities. It is only for you to connect the dots. The pathways are there if only you open yourself to seeing them. Confining yourself to the literal is a travesty. Every thing is a gateway to all that is.
Intelligence and knowing the literal meaning are often equated, but in truth they have almost nothing to do with each other. They are only tangentially related… barely touching at only a point. They might best be viewed as enemies. They become friends only when each is a springboard launching your heart and mind in the direction of the other.
Every point and particle in space and time is a possibility cloud that reaches to infinity. Clinging to the literal collapses unboundedness down to a tiny little point value. You have no limits other than those you impose upon yourself.
You are free.