Imagine … if things WERE different


Hi there, fellow Life Lover.

Imagination, true Imagination is an art form.

True Artistes imagine beyond their current limits to a place devoid of any barriers, blockages or obstacles.

This can also be You [and me], [if it’s not already … I doff my hat to those of you who are already true imagineers].

If you feel that your life has room for improvement whether that be 1% or more [or much more], then read on. If you are content with your lot in life then I’d still love you to read on [and humour me some].

I’m always imagining and I believe I’m pretty good at it. Yet I often struggle with a  deeper imagination. A breakthrough that will signal that I have arrived in imagination heaven  …  do You?

There have been times when my mind gets caught up and wanders. I begin to “wish” that certain things were different to what they either are now or have been.Imagination

Wishing this is trapping my mind in a state of “what if’s, buts and maybes”. Wishing  that things were different is a waste of my thought processes. I know this but the “wishes” sneak under my guard now and then.

Imagining  shakes your thought processes out of it’s slumber and puts those pesky “wishes” in their place.

When you turn your energy into imagining when things are different, rather than wishing that they were, your thought processes will come alive and kick into overdrive!

Whoah, let’s dial it back a notch for a moment. For now, let’s just imagine if things were different.

Moving from “wishing” to “imagining” is a pretty big step. And so is moving from “if” to “when”.

I suggest you start with getting the imagining bit right first, then scale it up from  if  to  when.

Imagination is creative. Wishing is just wishing. It’s more fanciful than imagination. Imagination is solid, real. Imagination is power.

Imagination is personal.

Work on your imagination. Get used to it. Get used to it’s feel, it’s personality. Oh yes, your imagination does have personality.

And it’s the personality that will have you graduating from wishing. Imagination has a life force. Wishing is kinda hollow.

With practise, You will find this to be an easy transition. Your imagination will become your friend. Imagine small to start with, imagine whatever. Just get the imagination feel happening. The trick is to be random at first then gradually become more specific ….. the time for “when” is getting nearer.

Now that this friendship is growing and you are comfortable imagining, you can start to step it up. Your imagination becomes real as the “when” is gradually introduced into your thought processes.  When introduces the ‘happening stages’. Your imaginations will begin to take some shape. You will begin to imagine with intent.

However, to cement the shape & the intent, you need to follow through with action.

Follow through on your imaginations. Only by doing this will they fully come to life. If they remain floating around in your head then they likely will disintegrate into fanciful wishes. Write them down, seek help from a friend, collaborate or go it alone … whatever, just start your action.

So, regardless of your stage of life, you can imagine with vigour, with intent. It is a beautiful thing. However, the real beauty is when you follow through and bring your imaginations to Life!

*This post was refreshed February 11 2015

Be good to yourself


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  • Cathy Taughinbaugh July 9, 2013, 4:34 pm

    Hi David,

    I love your ending sentence – “However, the real beauty is when you follow through and bring your imaginations to Life!” That is so true – words to remember. Thanks!

    • David Stevens July 9, 2013, 9:11 pm

      Hi Cathy,
      Thankyou … and yes, it is true … the follow through always counts
      be good to yourself

  • Elle July 9, 2013, 9:35 pm

    Great article David. As I see it our imagination is the creative force of the universe, of God, given as a gift to humanity. We are perfectly free to use it as we will. In fact we’re using it consciously or unconsciously each and every day for good or ill.

    *Love* your phrase, bringing your imagination to life.

    • David Stevens July 10, 2013, 12:54 am

      Hi Elle,
      Thankyou for your contribution … always appreciated. Using one’s imagination for ‘good’ is the best way to go
      be good to yourself

  • maryrose July 11, 2013, 5:01 am

    what a great post….
    I imagine more and more…
    though I still have those Faerie wishes….
    I like the last line too….
    Take Care…

    • David Stevens July 11, 2013, 5:24 am

      Thanks Maryrose,
      Nice to see you here again & thankyou for your kind words. Keep imagining …..

      be good to yourself

  • Stuart Young July 11, 2013, 8:04 am

    Like you David – wishing sneaks up on me from time to time. This changing wishing to imagining is an excellent tactic. I’ll add it to my repertoire. 🙂

    • David Stevens July 11, 2013, 9:50 pm

      Good work Stuart!
      Yes we lapse into ‘bad’ habits occasionally. More imagining my friend. Thanks for visiting.
      Be good to yourself

  • Glynis Jolly July 12, 2013, 2:06 am

    “If wishes were horses, all of us would ride.”

    Remember that one? It seems the minute I start imagining how I want something to be in my life, I start working on making it real, or wonder what the problem is that’s making it just a thought in my head. Not all things I imagine are transformed into reality. In fact, many of them are not, but it’s because “the problem” that has supposedly gotten in the way isn’t a problem at all. It’s what I prefer over what I was thinking about.