Sitting, tap, tap tapping…sadly not on my computer as a fantastic new post bubbled from my fertile imagination…just tapping, nonchalantly with my fingernails on the desk, pondering what the heck shall I write about today. Mind, empty, totally blank, barren of fresh new ideas. Heck a mind devoid of any ideas at all, let alone any that were fresh and new.
And then…I did what I usually do when I’m stuck. I plonked myself down on my meditation chair. It’s not really a meditation chair, just a chair I like to sit in if I’m pondering something. And ponder I did, on the power of imagination. And how I desperately needed some right here and now.
Funny how one thought is a jumping off spot for another. Imagination is amazing indeed. I thought of the people I personally know who’ve imagined their life to be better, or richer, or happier. It’s a beautiful, beautiful thing to see dreams come true.
My mind moved on to the couple who were having an incredibly difficult time with their business and through imagining, turned it around and had the best month of their business career…ever. Wow. Pretty cool.
And before you knew it, my attention was on a woman who had wanted to lose weight and so imagined herself fitting into a jacket she’d owned for years. She ended up 25lbs lighter and a heck of a lot happier. Never did wear that jacket though, but she could have!
I’m not saying hey, sit on your hands and imagine and a genie will appear and grant you three wishes. It’s not magical thinking, or hokey pokey. It’s more a law of life.
That everything begins within us. To make changes, we need to change our minds, our thinking, our beliefs. We need to have new ideas from which to think.
As those, much wiser than me have said for centuries, our life is just a reflection of what we think and feel. A mirror of our imagination.
And if you get this and begin to use your imagination for what you want and then see changes in your world, tell your friends, your mamma and papa, your brothers and sisters, great aunt Nellie, your dog, anyone, everyone. Let’s spread the word and fill our life with people using their imagination so they too can have a full and happy life.
One of these days maybe I’ll write an in depth something or other…simple steps to a happy life or some such. How does that sound? Let me know what you think.
Meantime I’m going back to my meditation seat, currently disguised as a big, soft, brown leather, comfortable chair and see what else I can imagine.
Encourage each other.
P.S What about my photo? Any improvement with my new camera? Okay, I know I’ve got a long way to go and must learn how to edit. Be kind!
Image of reflection: Daniel D’Auria.
5 thoughts on “Empty Mind.”
Elle, thanks for everything you teach me. I know own the power of my imagination and it is a wonderful feeling!
Congratulations Katrina. I know that wonderful feelings, bring more wonderful things to experience and be grateful for.
Following the thread from one of your other article’s, it appears that personal experience is being generated from personal belief and that a change in one’s belief will bring about a change in one’s experiences. And as I’ve been typing, I am reminded of my father’s late sister who was known to multiple generations not by her given name but by her childhood moniker “Sunny” She once told me that she would awake every morning knowing it was going to be a wonderful day. And by the time she took to her bed in the evening, the vast majority of days had proved her right. Write on, Elle !
Exactly Joseph. You have a great grasp and knowledge of how our life works. Isn’t it wonderful?
Hello! Just want to say thank you for this interesting article! =) Peace, Joy.