Imagine

Ingenuity
Have you ever believed in fairy tales?
Have you envisioned things you would achieve even though at the current moment there seem to be no means to that end?
Do you imagine yourself soaring to heights of success even though the road is winding?

A world of ideas, beliefs and occurrences that haven’t been perceived in any form in reality, unseen, unheard and unfelt; is a typical description of a fantasy existence. The art of imagining entails a cycle of image creation, unique to each one of us. A process that has the power to create freedom in exile and calm in a storm; imagination sows the seeds of invention, innovation and origination. As Einstein rightly identified, imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited in its scope while imagination encircles the world and parts beyond it. At the same time he also emphasized that imagination was impossible without knowledge. Think about it. He was truly the most intelligent man that ever existed!

[pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]While imagination is mandatory for novel ideation, reality drives the world. However imagination itself enhances the quality of realism when it becomes it. If you don’t conceive it, you can’t perceive it, rarely believe it thus never achieve it.[/pullquote]

Practicality vs Reality
While imagination is mandatory for novel ideation, reality drives the world. However imagination itself enhances the quality of realism when it becomes it. If you don’t conceive it, you can’t perceive it, rarely believe it thus never achieve it. The world that each one visualizes is truly a conglomeration of perceptions. Nothing is what it is; it indeed is what it appears to us. Consider the quantum of creativity and power of envisioning that all of human beings use in a seemingly simple, uncomplicated mundane existence. We often have no evidence, no signs and no expression; yet we imagine things. A lot of these would work for our good while several work to disadvantage too. Consider this.

  • I imagine that she dislikes me
  • Hence I don’t adore her either
  • I believe we aren’t good friends
  • So we keep distant from each other

OR

  • I imagine that I will fail at this
  • I begin to lose my confidence
  • I flounder during my interview
  • I fail it and do not get that job

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Dr Shefali Batra

Dr Shefali Batra

Co-founder at InnerHour
Dr Shefali Batra, Psychiatrist and Cognitive Therapist, is the co-founder of InnerHour. She is available at shefali@theinnerhour.com. Read more at www.theinnerhour.com​
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Dr Shefali Batra, Psychiatrist and Cognitive Therapist, is the co-founder of InnerHour. She is available at shefali@theinnerhour.com. Read more at www.theinnerhour.com​
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