The power of imagination
(The Freeman) - November 4, 2017 - 4:00pm

CEBU, Philippines — Imagination is the ability to form a mental image of something that is not perceived through the five senses. It is the ability of the mind to build mental scenes, objects or events that do not exist, are not present, or have happened in the past.

Everyone possesses a certain degree of ability for imagination. The imagination shows up in various degrees in various people. In some people, it is highly developed, and in others, it manifests in a weaker form.

Imagination makes it possible to experience a whole new world in the mind. It gives one the ability to look at any situation from a different point of view, or to mentally explore the past and the future.

This ability for imagination manifests in various forms, one of which is daydreaming. Though too much idle daydreaming may make be impractical, a certain degree daydreaming, while not being engaged in something that requires attention, provides temporary happiness, calmness and relief from stress.

In a person’s imagination, he can travel anywhere – at the speed of light and without any obstacles. The mental experience can make him feel free, temporarily, from the weight of great tasks, difficulties and unpleasant circumstances.

Imagination is not limited to only seeing pictures in one’s 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. By training of the imagination, he may be able to combine all the senses.

A developed and strong imagination does not necessarily make a person a daydreamer and impractical. On the contrary, it can strengthen his creative abilities, and is a great tool for making significant changes in his world and life.

Imagination is a wonderful power that can change a person’s whole life. It is a power that is used extensively in magic, creative visualization and affirmations. It is the creator of circumstances and events. When a person knows how to work with his imagination, he can make his heart’s desires come true.

Imagination has a great role and value in each one’s life. It is much more than just idle daydreaming. Everyone uses it, whether consciously or unconsciously, in most of their daily affairs. People use their imagination whenever planning a party, a trip, a meeting or work or studies. They use it when describing an event, explaining how to go to a certain street, to write, to tell a story or cook a cake.

All human inventions started from someone’s imagination. Imagination is a creative power that is necessary for inventing an instrument, designing a dress or a house, painting a picture or writing a book. The creative power of imagination has an important role in the achievement of success in any field. (

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