We all have great stories with cannibalistic pirates and rouge superhero aliens that defended the earth for thousands of years before they came to recruit new humans from earth and so on, or that time when a giant monstrous creature attacked your city and you were the bravest of all that came up with an idea to stop it and kill it off!
Well, believe it or not those stories have happened to all of us. They just weren’t in our literal world.
And you too would understand that the stories I mentioned above are real, in the detail they were imagined.
If you’re one of the people that understand what this article is about, then that is great news. However if you’re one of those that have a hard time implementing imagination in their daily lives, we suggest you sit tight while we explain 5 reasons why imagination is better than reality!
Imagination is the thing that ignites passion
In order to come up with a life goal, we first have to imagine it, imagine a way to achieve it and work towards that goal the way we imagined it in our head. This ignites the passion within us to complete our goal. Without our imagination to fuel our head and passion with images and visions of how our futures might turn out, we wouldn’t have the necessary motivation to achieve our goal and we would easily forget why we are doing what we are doing.
Therefore, imagination is what brings purpose and passion to what we do.
Our thoughts create our future
Albert Einstein sad many times that imagination is the preview of the incoming attractions of life. Sai Baba also said that all actions result from our thoughts, therefore it is our thoughts that matter.
Our creative muscle is the key that makes our plans come to life. If we remain in the present and reality all the time we will create the same experiences and problems all over again, but if we let our imagination create a new realm then our energy and actions will have the power to set our future to change.
Imagination stimulates the innovation
The most famous world-changing creations and discoveries came from a wondering and inventive mind that looked for a way to make things bigger, better, easier and more attractive. A good example of this is the icebox – it became a fridge. Horses evolved into cars and soon after we got the airplane. Even the famous speech of Martin Luther King is called “I Have a Dream”.
So put short, imagination is an important key to advancement and expansion.
Imagination is magical
There isn’t a single doubt about this one. Many people lose imagination as they grow older, but if you ask a kid, it will say that even the old laundry basket serves as a prison for tiny villains and the bathtub is a mermaid lagoon. But when you become older, an old box isn’t a giant castle – it is just an old box.
If we take a brief moment to look at the world from the perspective of a child, we would see that every new day is an adventure and everything is new.
Reality can be harsh
Crime, diseases, violence, depression and poverty are constantly on the news and they can sometimes make us feel like the whole world is collapsing. Life isn’t fair and there isn’t anything that we can do about it.
However, imagination always constitutes hope, and as long as we have that we also have an opportunity to transform this world into a better one.
Remember that Einstein once said that reality is nothing but a very persistent illusion.
Believe it or not, we are realists. However we believe that logic and imagination can coexist even though some people have learned to eliminate creativity and imagination from their mindset. There is an important balance that needs to exist in order to make our reality a better place. Here’s something else you would not believe about me: I am a realist.
Now put your head in the clouds and your feet on the ground because the future is waiting for you.