Have you ever imagined things that are not real? Not in a disturbing way, mind you, but in a wondrous, creative, or even fanciful way?
Perhaps it was more when you were a youngster than what you do presently. Perhaps it never left you. It’s a tremendous ability if you have it!
Albert Einstein said this about imagination:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
The ability to form a picture in your mind of something that you have not seen or experienced is imagination in the purest sense.
When that “something” only exists or happens in your mind that ability hasn’t been harnessed or expressed.
It’s a large part of what makes you, you…! Share your imagination!
It really does embrace the entire world… to think of new things grows the world!
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original image source (CC by 2.0): ‘Badwater Sunset’ by John Fowler on Flickr
adapted for Thoughts at Midnight