555 Days Towards Level 9000: Day 30.
Time Awake: 8:01 a.m.
I was encouraged to imagine something in particular. To this I responded that I don’t have any imagination and I would have to see the actual something.
That response is, of course, in jest. Anyone who has spoken to me for more than five minutes knows that my imagination is through the roof and all over the place.
This exchange did get me thinking about imagination. How it is used, how often it is utilized, how strongly it is present.
Think back to when we were children. We imagined all the time. There was no limit to our imaginations. As far as we were concerned, we could think of a thing, conceptualize it and why the heck not make it an actual something.
For me, it was often taking my action figures, giving them personalities and imagining them in particular places or on particular missions, even when the reality was that they were just in my parents’ living room.
Then we get older. Imagination starts to be used less. It fades. We have to “adult.”
Letting imagination go is the incorrect choice. We, as adults, can utilize our imaginations to actualize what we actually want in this Life. Sure, we’re not using our imaginations for action figure adventures (or am I? Hmmm….). But we can see in our heads exactly the reality we want to Live in. Then we take the necessary steps to make that reality happen.
Imagination in adult format is just as useful as our childhood version.
Anybody who says they don’t have an imagination just isn’t trying. Especially me. I’m being completely absurd if I say anything along those lines.