Thoughts about imagination…
Now that the pandemic is under control, people got back to their normal routine and favorite pastime of traveling. Why not? If you have the means and also healthy, go for it. In our younger days we’ve done all that, now that we are closer to twilight zone we took a pause. What was left for me to do is utter: “enjoy and be safe.” Meanwhile the power of my imagination and thumbing through magazines and pictures shared through Instagram, Facebook and various apps enrich me beyond belief. And the thoughts on the subject came to life…
What Is Imagination?
According to Oxford, it is ‘The faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images, or concepts of external objects not present to the senses.’ and ‘The ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful.’
Writers are always creating something that was not there before, something that cannot be touched and smelled and seen, and so it makes sense that imagination is important in this process. It allows you to feel empathy and compassion.
You need imagination in order to imagine a future that doesn’t exist. ~Azar Nafisi
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will. ~George Bernard Shaw
Imagination is the eye of the soul. ~Joseph Joubert
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. ~Gloria Steinem
A book is a device to ignite the imagination. ~Alan Bennett
If you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything. ~Alice Walker
There are no limits to what you can imagine. And what you create in your imagination sets the stage for what you will create in your life.
Your imagination can take you to any place and any time you choose. In your imagination, you can construct and explore whatever set of circumstances you wish to experience.
Imagination can help you prepare to do things you’ve never done. It can also help you improve and perfect the tasks with which you’re already familiar.
Pay close and careful attention to the realities of your life. And then fully explore the possibilities present in those realities by sifting them through the wondrous power of your imagination.
When it seems that you’ve run out of options, imagine for yourself some new ones. If you let it, your imagination can pull you toward the truth you need to know.
The reality of your life is rich indeed. And imagination greatly expands your access to that richness.