Merriam-Webster defines imagination as “the act or power of forming a mental image of something not present to the senses or never before wholly perceived in reality.” Allowing the mind to develop its' own living garden of imagination can lead to endless possibilities for our lives and the world around us.
Think of a child, they use their thoughts to imagine something and supportive caregivers expand on it. For instance, “I want to be a fireman.” The child has a limited idea of a fireman and their duties based upon what they have experienced. It is the responsibility of the adult to influence the thoughts like this, “A fireman, yes. What a great idea! Will you drive the truck? Saving people from fires is such an amazing thing to do!”
We, as adults, are no different. The next time an idea appears in your imagination, begin to strengthen it by providing it with the proper environment to develop. Your vision needs to be encouraged and supported in order to transcend limitations, regardless of where they originated. The positive thoughts can assist the garden of your mind into a tremendous growth spurt. Do not limit yourself; engage your imagination because it within that garden the planted seeds will evolve into life as we know it.