Again, this is not really a surprise. I mean, we story tellers need some imagination to create characters, settings and an interesting plot line, right?
But there’s more to that than meets the eye.
Take Star Trek, for example. Look at the tech in the original show.
Then look around you. While flip phones are a thing of the past already, we had them. Earlier than they thought, obviously, but the imagination of those writers helped others create a “future” that became real in our life times.
Remember those sliding doors in the show?
Back then, they were low-tech. There was actually a person operating them in filming, that’s how low tech they were. Now these are everywhere, and we don’t bat an eyelid at them.
Because of imagination.
Because an author asked “what if?” Because they wanted to make something different from where they lived at the moment.
Now, the superpower of imagination doesn’t just apply to the future, obviously.
It works in every area of life. We authors can always turn into our imagination and ask ourselves what would happen if… ?
And they can tell stories about it. Stories that reach other minds with different superpowers.
I could go on and on with examples of how stories inspired science and how science in turn inspired stories. If you know some, share them in a comment.
So if you have a vivid imagination, and got told as a kid to throttle it … allow yourself to bring it back. It’s a good thing. It literally changes the world.
And I have a few tapping suggestions, if you need some help in bringing it back.
Even though I was told as a kid to get real and to stop imagining things, I’m totally okay the way I am, and I now choose to bring back my imagination and enjoy it.
Even though I was scolded for my daydreaming and my vivid imagination, and I learned to tune it way down, I’m still totally okay the way I am, and I’m now open to the possibility that my imagination is a good thing.
Even though I was told to stop making things up as a kid, and being a good kid, I tried my best to stop it, I’m still totally okay the way I am, and I now give myself permission to know that my imagination is a superpower!
*image source F. Möbius
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