The Eiffel tower began in someone’s imagination. Everything ever built began in someone’s imagination.
As kids we are taught not to imagine things, or we are criticized for believing something that is “all in our imagination”. So we get older we learn to ignore or otherwise question our imagination.
As adults, we won’t often hear about imagination being an important part of any job description. In most cases, employees who are using their imagination do not make good employees, good employees do as they are told.
Unfortunately, society does not often reward imagination. Artists and musicians and other creative talents are often not rewarded enough for them to make a living, so they turn off or reduce their imaginary efforts in favor of a job that pays better.
Yet, our imagination is truly the faculty that propels our life forward and gives it meaning. Using our imagination is not a flaw in the design of who and what we are, it is the central feature. We are not physical beings having a physical experience, we are imaginary beings having a physical experience. An awakened being is a person who is in deep connection with his or her imaginary capacity – one who recognizes the immense power of the imagination to create his or her reality.
Despite the imagination being dismissed as useless or undervalued, we are all fascinated by what arises from the human imagination. Hollywood movies earn billions of dollars based on an imaginary story. Pieces of art fetch hundreds of millions, and they often don’t even resemble anything from the physical world. Historical buildings and monuments that were hand-carved using imagination are the most coveted of any city. Fictional books are among the most widely read. Imagination is the most highly valued capacity in all of commerce, and in many cases, the crazier the idea, the more valuable it is if it becomes manifest in reality.
Imagination And Manifestation
If you want something in life, it necessarily has to begin in your imagination. The question is, if you imagine what you want repeatedly, and with extra intensity, does that make it more likely to occur? And does a focused imagination bring the result forward in time so it happens sooner than it would otherwise? These are not questions to be answered by anyone other than you, through your own experience, trial, and error, you will see and know the answer.
So how do we bring our imaginary ideas into existence? Let’s take the example of the Eiffel Tower. Someone had the idea, which began in their imagination. Then they likely took a first step toward fulfilling that idea. They probably drew a picture or a map and started talking about their idea with someone they thought might be able to help bring it to fruition. Then they gradually started to see a path towards its fulfillment, and they walked that path, one step at a time. And many people probably thought their idea was crazy and would be impossible to fulfill. Don’t listen to those people!
So pay attention to your imagination. It is not useless, it is the engine that drives everything you do. It is the leader of your life and it is one of few things nobody else can interrupt, disrupt or block. The more you work with your imagination, the more likely you are to realize your true creative power and live your best life.