For today’s quote of the day, we’re examining how, arguably, the world’s greatest scientific minds of all time, harnessed the faculty of his imagination to make one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs.
In our last installment of our QOTD posts, we talked about some of the negative ways our imagination can express itself and how to remedy that.
Today, we’re going to talk about how Albert Einstein used his imagination to envision and formulate his special theory of relativity.
Albert Einstein’s Day Dream
“Imagination is everything; it’s the preview of life’s coming attractions.”-Albert Einstein
Many people don’t know this, but when albert einstein started formulating his special theory of relativity, he did so by imagining himself floating through space and time.
In essence, Einstein formulated one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time by day dreaming. This has always been fascinating to me, because it seems out of character for the scientist we learned about in school.
When I think about a scientist with the intellectual pedigree that Einstein posessed, I wouldn’t attribute our QOTD to him; let alone, think of him being a big day dreamer. If I didn’t know the quote was attributed to him, I would think someone more like the scientific “mystic” Nikola Tesla said it.
The Science of Creative Visualization
Thanks to Einstein’s ability to daydream and make great scientific breakthroughs while doing it, a new quantum model and theory of how our world works has revolutionized science in modern time.
Without getting too nerdy, we now know that our imaginations are far more powerful than previously thought. Largely, because we now know that our subconcious mind, unlike our concious mind, doesn’t know the difference between what we imagine and what is real.
This is why high-performance athletes, musicians, performers, and even business executives use creative visualization techniques to achieve the impossible. This isn’t magic… it’s science!
Healing a Broken Back with Creative Visualization?
Without going into too much detail here, one of my favorite examples of the power of our imagination and ability to harness creative visualization to do miraculous things, is when I learned how Dr. Joe Dispenza used these techniques to heal his broken back after a bad biking accident.
As a chiropractor that had detailed knowledge of how his back would need to be repaired, while he was in the hospital unable to walk, he spent upwards of 8 eight hours each day for 10 weeks envisioning his back being repaired.
Much to the surprise of his doctors, family, and friends… it worked! After being hit by a car from behind going 45-50 mph, Dispenza used creative visualization to heal his back and now teaches others how to harness the power of their imaginations to do the miraculous too.
Channeling Your Inner Einstein
If day dreaming/creative visualization was good enough for Einstein to change the fabric of science, maybe we should be open to using it to change the substance of our daily lives.
Let me know in the comments below what your favorite ways to harness the power of your imagination, creative visualization techniques, or manifestation stories are.
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In a future post, I will be sharing my crazy experience using creative visualization and a monopoly game piece to manifest a green house, so subcribe and stay tuned!
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