HOW TO TAKE YOUR IMAGINATION ON AN UNIMAGINABLE JOURNEY
By using your imagination, and daily taking it on an unimaginable journey, you will quickly discover that your day is becoming much more exciting and interesting. You will find yourself more motivated and happy. In the height of their journey, we discovered that most adults grew out of their imagination; therefore, they became more easily stressed out. By learning to take control of your imagination and by expanding it, you will be feeling much more calm and carefree.
Now let us begin this journey by providing you with a working definition of the word IMAGINATION. Imagination is also called the faculty of imagining, it is the ability of forming mental images, sensations and concepts, in a moment when they are not perceived through sight, hearing or other senses. Imagination is the work of the mind that helps create.
Imagination helps provide meaning to experience and understanding to knowledge; it is a fundamental facility through which people make sense of the world, and it also plays a key role in the learning process.
It is accepted as the innate ability and process of inventing partial or complete personal realms within the mind from elements derived from sense perceptions of the shared world. The term is technically used in psychology for the process of reviving in the mind, percepts of objects formerly given in sense perception. Since this use of the term conflicts with that of ordinary language, some psychologists have preferred to describe this process as “imaging“ or “imagery“ or to speak of it as “reproductive” as opposed to “productive” or “constructive” imagination. Imagined images are seen with the “mind’s eye.”
Imagination can also be expressed through stories such as fairy tales or fantasies. Most famous inventions or entertainment products were created from the inspiration of someone’s imagination.
The human imagination has given rise to all sorts of aspects of culture and society which define who we are – art, literature, science, religion, almost all human endeavors is underpinned by imagination.
Your IMAGINATION represents the power that God has invested in you. It is now time to stir up the GIFT of GOD that is in you and become the person God has created you to be. Through your imagination, you can touch and express the inspiration of the Infinite. You are a creative genius, but only when you learn how to use the most important tool that you have in your arsenal, “YOUR IMAGINATION,’’ to develop it into the power house it was meant to be.
The ability to simulate has allowed us to develop all the technology we have today. Starting with flint axes – if someone had not imagined all the things he or she may be able to do with a sharp piece of stone, nobody would have invented one. The same is true of all technology, and all science. It’s all about imagining ‘what might happen if…’.
In Aristotle, the imagination bridges the gap between “images” and “ideas,” implying that rational thought takes place in the form of images, and are stored and combined in the imagination. Thus, imagination is implied as an actual space or medium in the individual’s mind, and in this space, it has a power to combine images and ideas to do the work of reason.
Your IMAGINATION enlarges your vision, stretches your mind, and challenges the impossible. Without imagination, your thought process comes to a halt! When you learn how to awaken your imagination through the driving power of your curiosity and discontent, it will provide you with such great power that you never image you had within you before.
You can begin to light up your imagination by stoking your mental fires through the senses—eyes, ears, nose, muscles, skin. You spur your imagination by giving it abundant data with which to work.
You take time for dreams and fantasy, knowing that only as you become as open and receptive as a little child, shall you enter the Kingdom of Ideas. When all of this begins to come into your ream of reality, you will rub shoulders with men and women watching for the creative sparks that generate new concepts and approaches.
By taking the time to stroke your imagination, you learn from that great master of imagination Thomas Alva Edison, who when asked the secret of his inventive genius replied, “I listen from within.”
You learn how to use your imagination to look at everything with fresh eyes, as though you had just come forth from a dark tunnel into the light of day. Your imagination becomes for you a magic lamp with which to explore the darkness of the unknown that you may chart new paths to old goals. You recognize the reality of facts, but you use your imagination to penetrate beneath them and to project your thought beyond them in your search for creative answers to problems.
Now finally, in the words of Shakespeare, “your imagination gives to airy nothing a local habitation and a name.” You reach into the heavens to grasp an idea, and then you bring it down to earth and make it work. Your imagination is your friend, now become friends with your imagination and make it work for you. Learn to work smarter and not harder. Become a creative genius by learning to use your imagination properly. Go where no man has ever dared to go before. You are now the master of your own destination, dare to live the life God has blessed you with, by awaken the genius that lies asleep and is yearning to come forth and take you beyond the realms of your now limited thought process. Your imagination is your key that will unlock the door to your now limited powers and will propel you to new heights that were unimaginable before. “NOW USE IT!”