The thing about the dream...
- Nothing like this had ever happened to me
- Nothing I saw was familiar
- Everything I saw in the dream was incredibly detailed
- After the dream, I remembered everything in detail
Woohoo! How about that for creativity? The human brain's ability to create all-new images is amazing. It can create detailed scenarios that have never happened before.
I know for a fact that this creative power is a normal part of every human brain. Years ago, I used to do programs about the brain, and when I got to explaining how creativity works I would illustrate with an exercise. I would ask the participants to close their eyes and imagine the pop singer Madonna. Imagine that she has bright red hair. Imagine that she is dressed in combat camouflage fatigues. Imagine that she's holding a huge 3-foot-long lollipop, holding it as if it were a flag. Now imagine that she leans forward to whisper something to you. Listen carefully. What does she say?
It was fun to listen to what the participants heard. Each message was different. And everyone was able to do the exercise. Everyone was able to see an image and experience something in their mind that had never happened in the history of planet Earth.
Did you do the exercise? What did Madonna say to you? You have amazing powers of imagination and creativity. Acknowledge that you have this capability. Use it!
A Fortune Cookie...
Release your imagination, and your dreams will soar.
Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., Copyright 2011. Building Personal Strength .