Everyone has an imagination …
So why doesn’t everyone use it for their own benefit?
If you want to create the life of your dreams it is imperative that you use your imagination.
What comes to mind when you think of your imagination?
Do you think of children conjuring up monsters in the closet or imaginary friends?
Do you think of children playing with dolls, Legos, Tinker-toys or other games?
Do you think that imagination is something that adults never use?
According to Dictionary.com: Imagination – “The faculty of imagining, or of forming mental images or concepts of what is not actually present to the senses.”
“Forming mental images” – now that’s something most of us can relate to. We form mental images in our heads all of the time – How to decorate our home; What our vacation will be like; What we plan on doing over the week-end etc.
Using your imagination makes it possible to experience any and everything just by forming the mental images of it in your mind. Everyone – regardless of age possesses the ability to imagine. Though some people have developed it into an art form.
Children naturally use their imagination. As they grow older, they constantly hear adults telling them to “Stop Daydreaming”. Children believe what they are told, and as they grow older begin to lose the power and the wonder of their imagination.
Daydreaming may seem impractical to some, but without creativity and imagination where would we be today? We wouldn’t have the luxury of electricity, televisions, computers, phones, cars, washing machines etc. We also wouldn’t have the luxury of reading – after all without imagination, Harry Potter, Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Star Trek etc would not exist. Our own imagination is what allows us to enjoy reading and being whisked away to faraway places.
Your imagination allows you to not only see mental images in your mind – You can also imagine physical sensations, feelings and emotions. Taking a “mental vacation” reduces stress as it frees your mind from tasks, difficulties and unpleasant circumstances that are currently challenging to you.
Why do so many adults lack imagination?
The answer may lay in the fact that it gets squashed and put down as we get older. When children begin the pre-teen stage it’s no longer acceptable to play with imaginary friends, to create a life with dolls or to build imaginary characters and building with Legos.
The older we get, the more we are told to be “realistic”. We are told we can’t go to a certain college because we aren’t smart or rich enough. We’re told to stop dreaming about visiting faraway places – because it will never happen. We are told we have to work hard for a company with benefits. We become slaves of what other people think and say we can or cannot do.
#1 Reason Why You Must Use Your Imagination
Is simply to CREATE THE LIFE You Desire! Your imagination is what will allow you to visualize your dream life. It will allow you to see, feel and taste the kind of life you want to live.
By developing a strong imagination you will be strengthening your creativity. Through the art of visualization when you learn to work with your imagination you will be on the path to making ALL of your heart’s desires come true.
You can begin to develop a strong imagination by using “The Power of VisualizationBy Lee Pulos, Ph.D.