So, Dr. Gilbert, whom you may know from commercials about retirement, asks the question, why is it more difficult to imagine then it is to recall memory?
Great question. Honestly never in my life would I have imagined that imagination is such a difficult task for some many people. Imagination drives HOPE. Hope is THE fuel for healing, for improving our lives, for deepening our relationships.
As an imagination and innovation junkie, I find it almost impossible to believe that some people have difficulty with imagining, dreaming, and creating realities that do not exist yet we hope that one day they become our reality. How can that be?
Why do people struggle with creating better worlds for themselves, their children, their wives and husbands? Why do we settle for what has already happened? Why don’t strive for better?
Seems to me that the power of story and the power to create mental wellness in one’s life requires the use of imagination skills. The ability to predict, anticipate and consider the possibilities. Those who struggle with the art of imagination will indeed struggle with living mental well.
Begging the question, what will you, I and others do about that?