Imagination is everything. It is the preview for life’s coming attractions.Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein knew the mind was more capable of thinking the impossible when under the influence of imagination rather than logic. He understood how powerful the mind was and it is suggested that imagination played a significant role in allowing him to achieve many of his greatest scientific discoveries.
If our imagination is the key to unlocking our fate then why do we prefer logic and reason?
It’s because we have become so fixated on the outcome and seeing things as tangible and needing to have proof that what we want to do is going to work because we need to get it right. This need has created fear within us and has stopped us from taking chances.
We have forgotten how to use our creativity and imagination, but the good thing is all we need to do to get it back is to play with a child. They live in a world of imagination and can give us the key to unlock our door to wonderland.
Albert Einstein would use his imagination to come up with his theories and probably made more mistakes when making his discoveries than he had success’s, but no-one remembers the mistakes because those that lead him to the win were the answers that were needed to get the equation right. Remember each mistake gets us one step close to the answer we are looking for.
In our perception of reality we feel suffering because we compare our abilities, knowledge and achievements against others.
In our perception of imagination there is no suffering as anything is possible as there is no need to compare ourselves to others.
When we use mindfulness we get into a state of being and practice meditation to quiet the mind, this leads to our thoughts settling and allows the whirl of imagination to take us on a whimsical journey into time, space and reality which can create future scenarios beyond our wildest dreams.
Mindfulness, reminds us that like a dream all things are impermanent, therefore nothing is fixed. When we raise our consciousness and become aware of this phenomenon we start seeing the world very differently and realize our dreams can be lucid, abundant and creative based on our perspective of reality.
Once we are linked back to our imagination the next step is to take action. Imagination isn’t about being right or wrong, it’s about allowing the mind to create and come up with theories, dreams and inventions in all realms of society. All the luxuries and comforts, services and information that we have access to today, came from someone’s imagination.
So have the courage to share your DREAMS!
Written by Present Mindfulness Academy