The part of your mind that plays the greatest role in achieving the things that you want from life is that part of your mind that imagines. It is a strange fact, in view of this, that this part of your mind is the one that is developed and controlled the least. You spend years developing the part of your mind that stores knowledge, reasons, analyzes, judges, memorizes, and learns but almost no time in developing the immense power of your imagination. Here are some interesting facts about this enormous personal power and the benefits you will receive by tapping its potential.
Fact No. 1: Your imagination affects your emotions. Scientists have discovered there is a kind of “hot line” running from the part of the mind that imagines to the part of the mind that controls your emotions. This explains why you can imagine yourself in a frightening situation and actually get emotionally upset. It is simply because your imagination is sending pictures directly to your emotional control center which, in turn, affects the feelings and functions of the body.
Fact No. 2: Your imagination is more apt to act destructively rather than constructively unless managed by you. All of your problems in living are rooted in your imagination. It is the imagination acting negatively that becomes congested by fear, doubt, worry, and makes you feel inferior, unhappy, and depressed. It even keeps you from getting along with others and is the breeding place for jealousy, envy, suspicion and hate. Letting your imagination run wild can be one of the most destructive forces in your life.
Fact No. 3: The untapped power of your imagination is almost unlimited. Psychologists say that, at the very most, people use only 10% to 20% of their mental potential. They must certainly be referring to the imagination. Your imagination is a rich source of ideas, mental pictures, and dormant forces that yu can use to develo9p0 your life into abundance and happiness.