MIND MATTERS: Imagination is the ability to be creative.
Imagination makes it possible to experience a whole world inside the mind. It gives the ability to look at any situation from a different point of view, and enables one to mentally explore the past and future. Generally, all our dreams about the future take shape in our world of imagination. It is a state where we don’t find any rules and limitations. In that state, all our desires for creativity can be fulfilled.
In that state we can see what is happening in the moon and we can visualise playing football match in space with stars.
At a glance, we can do what we want. Nowadays, nobody is free from tensions of work. Mostly students and employees are facing this problem. Workaholics turn an otherwise peaceful life into a mechanical one. As we are doing things in a rigid fashion, we can’t expect creative ideas.
In our imagination we can travel anywhere at the speed of light and without any obstacles.
It can make us feel free, at least in the mind, from the burden of tasks, difficulties and unpleasant circumstances.
Imagination is not limited only to seeing pictures in the mind. It includes all the five senses and the feelings. One can imagine a sound, taste, smell, a physical sensation or a feeling or emotion.
For some people it is easier to see mental pictures, others find it easier to imagine a feeling, and some are more comfortable imagining the sensation of one of the five senses.
Some force is acting on us to do various activities. For example, a schoolboy is doing his home work only because of the fear of the teacher. We can take the employee as an example. Only because of the boss he is worried about the work. Only those who experiment with their circumstances will be able to achieve something new and add to the quality of a life.
So, in order to perform our daily tasks in an enjoyable manner, we need some internal force or energy. This force acts as a ‘catalyst’ for the ordinary life.
Imagination is the ability to be creative. It is a mental tool by which we can mould ourselves as per our wish.