Got a secret for you. Imagine what you could do if you could do all you imagine. You can.
Here’s a recap – you’ve reviewed Top 10 questions to ask at Midlife and identified a new core question to guide Life Part II.
You’ve hunted for life’s treasure and found images, quotes and words that support your core question and represent Things You Love (these cause you to gasp/do a double take/make your heart beat faster).
BTW – When I did my treasure hunting I felt excitement as one piece often opened a door to another. I had a sense of a vision building as I ‘tried on/substituted’ images and words —exploring further and going deeper–until I found those that felt –right.
Before we add the power of imagination let’s look at how this works because I know some of you are wondering. Rightly so, we (humans) possess rational, logical minds and some of us can’t help but grapple with what seems like oversimplification. We want to know the hard cold facts of HOW treasure hunting, imaginating and (ultimately) vision boarding – works and WHY we should do it.
Ok…here goes…when we see an image or hear a quote or a word that aligns with a core love, we immediately have an emotional reaction that moves us out of our heads and into our hearts. The heart is where love and passion exist and where we can access abilities, knowledge and understanding beyond anything the mind is capable of. This triggers the imagination to click in. If we want to use this to help expedite the creation of an awesomely rich, fulfilling life we ‘hold’ these feelings or pictures in our minds and/or refresh them regularly. The imagination fuels the process (a long, slow simmer) as work goes to a deeper level where the subconscious mind and then the conscious mind go about creating the reality by steering us towards choices that support the pictures in the subconscious.
Still sounding a little airy fairy? OK I hear you…here’s another explanation from the BIG kahuna. Albert Einstein was a brilliant man, a genius and one of the greatest thinkers of all time….agreed? He said, “Imagination is everything….it’s the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
Other greats agreed with Einstein….
“Our imagination is the only limit of what we can hope to have in the future.” Charles F Kettering
“What is now proved was once only imagined.” William Blake
I hope any remaining naysayers are now on board and willing to throw caution to the wind and simply trust and give it a go!
Nothing to lose…..right??!!
So keep up the great treasure hunting! Savour what you find and allow the imagination to start fuelling dreams.
Tomorrow—Create the Vision Board.