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Imagination Sparks Creativity

Updated on September 23, 2018

All Around You Waits Imagination

Imagination is all around you, its energy moving through your mind, body and soul like a soft breeze through a porch screen. Time does not exist where you're not connected directly to imagination. You may think the imagination connection is turned off, but no it's still humming along waiting for you to tap into it.

You can take your imagination for a walk or put a saddle on it and ride it to the edge of creativity, ball it up and play a game of cosmic hoops that makes you the star of the universe. In another flash you can make your Imagination as small as an atom with 4 little wheels that will drive you around like a quantum taxi careening off electrons and quarks.

In Zen some talk about having 64 moments in the time it takes to snap your fingers and in each one of those moments the universe is created new. Imagination is always arising.

It may be everything or it may be nothing, it's up to you.

10 Minutes to a Finding It

where did I put my imagination

I found my car keys the other day in a flower pot, the day before I found a little bit of serenity as I watched the first buds of spring arise to life. But, I can't find my imagination. I'm in a creative slump, a desert bereft of imagination is engulfing me into its stifling arms.

Does the above sentence remind you of yourself? Do you find yourself bumping into walls and forgetting peoples names or maybe you wake at night wondering where your imagination, where your creative spark went.

Well cheer up there are lots of ways to find that poor lost imagination of yours. What you need to keep in mind is that it's not lost, just misplaced.

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Creativity Poll

Do You Exercise Your Creativity?

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Creative Edge Cafe...

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    • BlueStarling profile image


      7 years ago

      I admit that I'm in a creative slump right now . . .

    • lesliesinclair profile image


      7 years ago

      I've never understood creative blocks - have so many problems I'm always trying to come up with creative solutions. Enjoyable lens.

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      7 years ago

      I've never had a problem with not enough imagination, usually I am overloaded with it but can't find enough time to explore it all. I'm forward to later this year when my husband and will start full-time rv-ing. I am all in favor of the daily do nothing time. It is my favorite time of the day, and I intend to increase it whenver I can.

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      Zen Automat 

      7 years ago from New Hampshire

      @JanieceTobey: sounds great, I think everyone would benefit from such a class no matter their age....

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      7 years ago

      In our homeschool co-op, we have one class devoted to thinking outside the box and using one's creativity and imagination. The kids love it!

    • Zen Automat profile imageAUTHOR

      Zen Automat 

      8 years ago from New Hampshire

      @anonymous: I know a few parents who have a couple of no computer days every week for their kids.

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      8 years ago

      Our children are losing their creativity I fear. They don't know how to play anymore unless it is on a computer. Have the electricity go out for a day and find out just how uncreative our kids our. It is sad.

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      8 years ago

      I surely dig exercising my creativity at every chance, hoping that the receiving party is on the same page or at least receptive to creativity!

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      9 years ago

      This is a 5* lens! Visit my lens at your leasure. Thanks


    • sciencefictionn profile image


      9 years ago

      I give the greatest importance to imagination and creativity. And I believe that they coupled with daring and sometimes rationality, are powerful instruments to succeed.

      Helpful lens, that make me reflect. 5*, definitely

    • gmarlett lm profile image

      gmarlett lm 

      10 years ago

      My problem has always been a hyperactive imagination which has been a delightful pain in the a--! Great lens with some nice resources. Welcome to the Squidoo All-Stars Group.

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      10 years ago

      I don't think I've ever left my keys in a flower pot, but I certainly have found some imagination there!

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      11 years ago

      This is a great lens. I'm always losing my imagination! 5 stars from me for addressing this subject...I'm off to visit your website business lens now.


      Horseangel :)

    • meh lm profile image

      meh lm 

      11 years ago

      Ha! This is a fun topic to mull over!


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