IMAGINATION AND CONCENTRATION.
Imagination without concentration lacks power and strength. Concentration magnifies the power of imagination or visualization.
Why should we develop our imagination?
Well, first we need to understand what imagination is. So let us explain that.
WHAT IS IMAGINATION OR VISUALIZATION?
Imagination is the eye of our soul. Our soul without imagination is blind. Whatever you picture is seeing by your soul.
This marvelous capability was used by all the great inventors of the world. All the inventions were first in the mind of someone, that person visualized it before making it real. A house, for example, is created in the mind of an architect and then he/she draws it on a plan and after that he/she materializes it in the physical world.
Imagination is the capability of seeing what is in your mind. Yes, it is real in your mind and you can make it real in the world after you picture.
Positive imagination brings positive inventions that help human kind. Negative imagination brings negative inventions to kill and destroy. A great mind develops positive imagination and a selfish mind develops negative imagination.
This is why developing a good heart is so important in yoga. A gentle heart will practice love and compassion and they are the key to develop positive imagination.
Do not ever take for granted the power of imagination because it can help you a lot in your life.
When you are thinking of something then you are seeing it through the eye of imagination. That eye is called: THE THIRD EYE! Yes, it is between the eyebrows. That is the AJNA CHAKRA.
THE POWER OF THE AJNA CHAKRA.
If you develop awareness it will guide you into a better life and a better future. The matter from the Ajna Chakra is to develop imagination and concentration. There are several techniques to do so.
Some mantras are really good to develop the Ajna Chakra. This chakra is a lotus flower with two petals. The great inventors of this planet had that chakra developed in some way. Some people are born with the capacity of visualization and others need to work on it. I will give you a technique at the end of this article, but you can read my article called << Relaxation and concentration: How to develop them! >> You will find the link at the bottom.
WHAT IS A PRACTICAL USE OF IMAGINATION IN OUR LIFE?
It is not easy to see things under the eyes of other person. Nobody can understand other person without understanding his/her point of view. Nevertheless, imagination can do that. How?
We need to wear the shoes of the other person, in other words, we need to visualize how it could be if we were the other person. That is a job for imagination. Without imagination nobody could ever see the way other person sees a problem or a situation.
Usually we do not see the solution to a problem because we are so focus on the problem, but not on the solution. Here is where concentration and imagination come to the rescue.
We waste too much time thinking on what things could be come, but what we really need is the capacity to visualize things to avoid problems.
Another great capacity is to overcome weakness and, sometimes, even illness with imagination. When both: concentration and imagination meet together then a person is able to do amazing things. This is not matter of believing, it is a matter of experiencing.
Healing meditation is not possible without imagination or without concentration. Yes, it is not for beginners; but beginner can train until they become successful on that matter.
It takes many practices and different skills to achieve Healing meditation. My article: Healing Meditation can provide you with more details about this matter.