Category: Success Stories
There are many people who have had direct and conscious experience in creating something or achieving a goal by using the power of imagination. But as time passes, they start to think back and they start to question whether could be just merely coincidental, or something that would have had happened anyway. We must regularly exercise our power of imagination in our daily lives. The reason is this, if you neglect to use it, over time you will find your faith diminish. And as your faith diminish, you will find your will power to apply it to be reduced as well.
Recently, I was at the bookstore browsing at some photography magazines. In one of the magazines there was a section where they invite people to submit photos they have taken about a particular subject. They would select the top 10 and publish it. While I have never submitted my photos for any competition before, but standing there, I imagined my photo was published in that magazine. I made a mental note to send in a photo. One day, I remembered a photo of seagulls by the beach that I had taken in Bondi Beach in Sydney, and I had a strong hunch to send in that particular picture. Before the end of the month, I emailed that photo to them, and in a hurry too, before I left for a trip. And due to my busy schedule, I completely released it and forgot about it.
After a few weeks when I came back from a trip to Hong Kong, I went to the bookstore again. By this time I had given up hope of my photo being published. I picked up a copy of the latest issue of that magazine, and flipping to a page, I recognized one of the photo to be my seagulls photo! Now I am not a professional photographer by any means, but that demonstration is truly assuring to me about the power of imagination and following one’s hunch.
I must remind my readers and students that if you do not practise your power of imagination regularly, you will tend to drift in your imagination. By drifting, I mean not using your imagination for any particular goal or any definite purpose. We often sidetrack and use our imagination to recall past events,assume unpleasant events, remind ourselves of current facts – instead of using our Creative Imagination to CREATE and MANIFEST the things we want. Remind yourself so that you will not fall into that trap of drifting. Exercise your power of imagination today. What do you want?