Tapping Into Your Imagination
As you have gotten older, do you ever wonder what happened to our imagination?
Do you remember when you were a kid and it seemed to flow like it was a sixth sense?
Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
That’s a powerful statement coming from one of the most knowledgeable people in the world.
What’s interesting is your imagination never really left you. You just need to tap into it.
Become Like a Kid Again
Take notice the next time you see a bunch of kids playing.
What are they talking about?
What kinds of make believe world have they created for themselves?
Then, give it a try yourself. Try imagining yourself in another world entirely.
Advice is given suggesting people brainstorm for ideas. But, it is usually in the context of a group or team of people.
Learn to brainstorm your own concepts.
The more you do it, the easier it becomes.
Read Fantasy or Sci-Fi Books
There are plenty of fantasy adventure books written for adults. Just look at The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
If you haven’t tried reading these types of books, give it a shot. They can be a fun read as well as tap into your imagination.
Start Thinking Outside YOUR Box
Imagination is all about thinking outside the box.
Always try to look at a different angle when considering your life and your projects.
What Would Be Your Superpower?
When you were a kid, which superhero did you most take after?
Why did you choose that superhero?
Which power did they possess that you most related to?
Think about a superpower you would love to possess today and how you would use it to help others.
Gather Information Outside Your Normal Range Of Categories
If you only read business articles, try reading something you would consider out of the ordinary, like books on the Occult.
The goal is not to agree with what you read but to consider a new viewpoint.
Try this with several different categories. You should be able to find the right materials at your local library.
Check Out Virtual Reality
The Virtual Reality (VR) field is growing substantially, and it’s likely you will see more VR-based products shortly if you haven’t already.
While VR can be a great way to expand imagination, some believe that it does the thinking for you, which may not be as effective.
Still, it can be fun and can help to some degree with your imagination. It’s better than not exploring your imagination at all.
Write with Your Subdominant Hand
When you do activities with your dominant hand, you don’t even think about it.
Try to use your other hand for tasks like writing. See what kinds of thoughts you have when doing so.
Don’t worry about trying to be neat. The idea is to learn from the experience and apply it towards your imagination.
More Steps To A Better Imagination
Find a set of writing prompts.
Writing prompts are a great way to stir the imagination.
Essentially, these are one or two sentences that convey some concept.
You take the concept and expand it with a story or idea.
Read several children’s books or watch children’s television shows and movies.
Kids still have their imagination so it won’t be too much of a stretch that programs catering to them will be imaginative.
Join an improv or theater group.
Developing your acting skill will certainly increase your imagination.
It’s the one skill where it’s acceptable for people to be someone other than themselves.
More Interesting Reading
Your Powerful Imagination
It is a common belief that when we are born the human brain is basically empty, and as a child grows and receive stimulus, the neurons start making connections and learning begins
Science is now discovering, however, that the reverse may be true.
An infant is actually born with many more neuron connections than most adults have. It may be that learning does not happen by making neuron connections, but rather by “weeding out” those that are not used.
If this is true, then we are all, literally, born with brilliant minds, and we need to “use it or lose it.”
In the first weeks of life, most babies will babble every possible sound imaginable. Yet, these children will later lose the ability to create sounds that are not a part of the language they have been trained to speak. Therefore, the child’s environment will play a tremendous role in brain development.
Scientists claim that the average individual uses only 5 – 10% of the brain’s potential.
Imagine what your life could be like if you were able to stimulate your mind into activating even a small portion of that unused potential!
Because the mind works better with pictures, not words, using our imagination is the secret ingredient of life.
All that we are searching for in life is already present within ourselves. As above, so below.
The sooner we come to understand in the power of our own imagination, the easier our lives will become. What if, in an attempt to reach your goals, you awakened the powerful latent genius of imagination within?
Take charge of your life now. Use your imagination for a way to better health and happiness and you will make it so.
Every great work in the world first has its place in the human imagination. If a person is about to build a bench, they first picture in their mind the kind of bench it should be.
The imagination is a gallery in which we hang pictures, both of what we have done and what we intend to do.
We may not always turn these pictures into realities at once, but they are there to interest and encourage us, to come and inspire our imagination when needed.