Our minds always come back around to what we already know and had. But It’s in our nature to compare new experiences to ones we’ve already had, without that comparison we cannot begin to understand new ideas. Here my life example
At a young age (17-24), I tried to imagine (or dream) a girl who never active in my life for a long, In my thoughts, I am in love with her. Yes, she is silent ‘s”. The harder I tried to imagine about her, the more I keep envisioning colors of my future life, that readily come to mind in beautiful colors blue, red, yellow, green, white, black, and so on. I was enjoying those beautiful colorful imaginations or dreams I had. But you know, I never tried to blend these colors. I wonder why I haven’t done that?
Today I really give a hard blend to those colors of all my imaginations about love, life, nature, work, faith, trust, living, society, relationships, the list goes on and those blended colors together, forming off-shades of violet, teal, etc. I realized how brighter of all these new colors and how I can form new colors in my life.
‘Where our knowledge fails our imaginations, our perspectives can encourage them’
To build a bridge between what we know and what’s possible, we must do 2 things.
First, we must build knowledge and gain new understandings of the world. If our minds can only imagine possibilities within the context of what we already know or had, then it’s clear we must increase that knowledge if we want to increase what we can imagine.
Thankfully, knowledge is easily gained if you dedicate even a small amount of time to it.
Reading, not merely books or blogs you are drawn to, but the ones you initially disagree with or find boring as well is one way to build knowledge. Travel can open your mind to new cultures, often ones that will do things in surprising or backward ways than you’re used to, as a way of spurring knowledge and ideas. Trying out new things, like a new type of food or a new store in your neighborhood, helps to build knowledge as well. Conversations with society can be a surprisingly powerful source of new knowledge too.
The second thing we must do to increase our imaginations, once we have begun to build our knowledge, is to remain powerfully curious about that knowledge, even humorously so.
We can do this by asking questions constantly, not only about new things we experienced but about everything old and true as well.
Our minds always come back around to what we already know. It’s in our nature to compare new experiences to ones we’ve already had, without that comparison we cannot begin to understand new ideas.
A crucial aspect of creative thinking is the capacity to imagine. “Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement.” and for me too. I still a bad young guy who imagine a lot and compares it too.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Albert Einstein
I know, I imagine non-possibilities and some times foolish but still, I will keep imagining. I keep fueled with imaginations and my imaginations transform with new ideas. I work to gain knowledge of those ideas. Not all ideas will give a desirable result to what I imagined. Still, I try and never hesitate to blend new colors to my imaginations.
So imagine your life and everything you do and wanted to do and blend all those imaginations for new ideas.