Lucky Enough: To Imagine.
A secret door! One day, while walking home from a hike, I came upon this door in a foliage-covered wall. I was so intrigued. Why is this door here? Where does it lead to? What happens when one steps through it? Would one have amazing adventures such as when one steps through the back of the wardrobe in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe?
What are you imagining? Does this photo tickle your sense of wonder? It should and here is why.
Imagination could be a portal to self-discovery. Imagining starts with an idea and the shape that idea takes has the potential to open up a world of opportunities. Psychologists have theorized that individuals who reach their potential and purpose do it through their potential to imagine those possibilities first. (The Huffington Post)
Imagining helps us be more empathetic. When we are able to picture something we haven’t experienced ourselves, we may be more able to understand what someone else is going through. “Imagination……is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.” J.K. Rowling
Imagination is a creative power for inventing an instrument, designing a dress or a house, painting a picture or writing a book. It is the important ingredient of creative visualization, affirmations and positive thinking. (Successconsciousness.com)
Lastly, you can be happier! Research suggests that creative activities may have therapeutic benefits and enhance well-being. (authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu).
***Please share your imaginings in the comment section. I am so curious as to what others will imagine.