As a writer, escapism has always been the deal of the day. It’s most likely the reason I became a writer. My imagination was my hiding place as a child. A space I could go into when the world got a little too much for me. A good book could make it all go away. Whilst this definitely helped me develop a strong imagination coupled with a deep call for adventure and exploration it also left me with heavy anxiety and an escapism that I used to run away from any type of responsibility that I thought for some reason, I could not handle.
Imagination is an incredibly powerful tool. The world as we know it today would not exist. It is the birthplace of all human physical manifestation from the greatest atrocities to the most astounding inventions. With such a powerful tool it becomes imperative that we manage to use it and not allow it to use us. When we allow our imaginations to use us it becomes a form of escapism or deep anxiety. These days some of us don’t even need to use our own imaginations to escape. We simply click a button and delve into the unreal or in some cases ‘real’ worlds of other minds.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”-Albert Einstein
The question then becomes, why escape? Ninety-nine percent of the time if you can imagine it in your head, you can turn it into a reality. Ninety-nine percent of the time if you can worry about a subject, you can use your mind to think of everything concerning that subject that could go right. We walk around with powerhouses in our minds, waiting for outside resources to compensate whilst wasting this endless source of creative power on creating situations that make those resources even more scarce. If you have time to escape and worry, you most certainly have the time to imagine, create and appreciate. As I read somewhere, worry is just a prayer the things you don’t want. We fret about our abundance when the source of it lies in our heads, completely free and ready to take you on an adventure of a lifetime.
Now I can hear you all sighing. Law of attraction huh? How original. The question I want to ask you is, do you think that any successful individual got where they were without a strong vision in their minds? JK Rowling? Steve Jobs? Any person to do anything mildly successful ever? No. They had a vision they wanted to bring to life. A new world. Of course, they had to get off their… uh tooshes… and do something about it but that doing would have been fruitless if they were just fumbling around on a keyboard or computer.
“Worry is a misuse of the imagination.”-Dan Zudra
Looking beyond the secret, Abraham Hicks and all the up in the air ideas of Law of Attraction, there is a real basis for the power of our imaginations
Using your Imagination to Scientifically Reprogramme Your Brain
Reticular Activating System. That’s right. I said Reticular Activating System. Sexy, right? But, what in fresh hell is this? Your Reticular Activating System is almost like an inbuilt type of filter for the world around you. Due to the magnitude of information around us, the RAS will only welcome in what it sees to be most significant. The great thing is that this importance is based on what you choose to put your attention on the most.
This means that when you use your imagination to create a compelling vision that inspires you, your brain will naturally begin to look for opportunities, come up with relevant ideas and pathways you may have not seen before.
” Your hands are tied in action, but your hands are not tied in imagination-and everything springs forth from the imagination-everything.” -Abraham Hicks
Your brain literally can not tell the difference from imagination and reality, so when you use your imagination to create an emotionally fused vision on a constant basis, your brain is almost forced to make that vision come true because it already believes it is.
Synchronicity or Science? You decide. Whatsoever path you choose to go, remember your imagination is always there, powerful and ready to pull you towards your dreams.