How to Use Imagination
What is the use of imagination? Do you know?
New inventions are the product of someone’s imagination. It is one of the most powerful tools that we have within our brain.
Knowledge can take us to where someone else has gone, and imagination can take us to where no one has ever gone before.
I love to read science fictions and watch sci-fi movies. They expand my imagination and opened my mind to limitless opportunities. I often forgot where I was and totally immersed in the stories.
There was one time when I came out of the movie, I forgot where I parked my car and went to the wrong car park.
Imagination is a good tool for entertaining ourselves. If you imagine what would you do if you become rich. You can spend hours thinking about how to use that money.
- Where do you want to go and travel?
- What do you want to do with rest of your life?
- Where do you want to live?
- What kind of lifestyle you want?
- Would you want to use the money to help someone?
There are so many questions that you can ask yourself.
You might think I am so childish. You might have already done that in the past and you are sure that it will never happen. What is the use of day-dreaming?
Thinking about when you become rich is not useless. It can let you understand yourself; what kind of person you are and what you like.
The reason it makes no sense to think about this question, it is because you have not been serious enough. You really need to spend hours or days and think about what you want to do. Also, you have to write down your ideas and goals for more details.
Then you look at your list and see if there is anything in the list that you can do without a lot of money. I congratulate you if you do find something you love to do. You have found a worthwhile goal and you have re-discovered yourself.
It doesn’t matter if you are eight years old or eighty. This exercise will give you a new sense of direction if you want to live a better life or a more interesting life. May be you can consider a change of lifestyle or doing something different. It will let you discover a new you that you never knew existed.
Just push your imagination to the max and enjoy!
Imagination is also a good tool for problem solving. It will give you the tool to see the problem you have in another angle. You will have a better chance solving the problem.
Some people are more imaginative than other. Why is that? It is because imagination can be trained. The more you exercise your imagination, the better you become. Also the more you exercise your brain, it will become more powerful.
Children have more imagination than adults because they don’t have any limit of what is possible or impossible. So if you want to have more imagination, just pretend you are a kid. Forget about all the rules. Do not discard any silly ideas, they might just be the solution that you are looking for.
Some professionals who need imagination are artist, poet, scientist, engineer and fashion designer. These are the people who can create something that makes our life better, or makes our life more colourful. They have to use their imagination to create something which doesn’t exist before.
Without imagination, there will never be a Panama Canal. Who would ever think of a ship can go up a hill and down the other side.
In a good way, an imaginative mother can make tasty, nutritious and interesting dishes that the children will love to eat.
In a bad way, an imaginative accountant will think of ways to avoid paying tax.
With imagination, impossible becomes possible.
I want to give you an excellent quote from J.M. Barrie – “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”
Now you should know how powerful imagination is and how useful it is.
I Dream of Paradise
Recently, I have a dream. I wish that we can all live in paradise.
A place of happiness where everyone is kind and loving. A place where we treat other as our own brothers and sisters. A place where we can choose to do whatever we wanted to do. There is no suffering, hunger, killing and struggle for survival.
I dream of a place where we enjoy art, poetry and music. A place where science and technology flourish. A place where we have time to pursue our dreams. A place where there is no distinction race and religion. A place where our appearance doesn’t matter. A place where money does exist.
A place where you see smiles on everyone’s faces. A place where everyone is willing to help.
Do you think we can change our world and transform it into paradise?
If you answer NO. You have no imagination and you need more practise.
If you answer YES. I invite you to join me in this quest and change our world to a paradise. We will work together and make it possible.
Let me wish you all the best.