Tuesday, 24 May 2016


The world is full of inventions and great works but most time we fail to recognize the huge role imagination played in bringing those concrete thongs from their abstract plane into physical reality. The creative use of this faculty enable man to express their individual talents and shape the world in the respective niche they occupy.
We become defeated in our imagination when we lock the gate of creativity in our imagination by dwelling so much on doubt based on knowledge we have about how reality really works. The good things we enjoy in life were once subject to limitation but it took great minds to create alternative means in bringing their dreams into reality. Einstein said " knowledge takes you from A-Z,  but imagination takes you everywhere.  Knowledge is important as it brings our awareness to certain things, open our minds to certain dangers, enable us survive in the world but when we make proper use of this great faculty it enable us transcend difficulty as it challenges our creativity. Scientists were knowledgeable about the limiting power that operate in the air ( gravitational force) as it pulls everything towards the center of the earth. The idea of flying that heavy object in the air might have appeared completely in sane to the average kind considering the limiting power that operate in the air by bringing everything down but the inventors of air craft took it as a challenge as they employ their imagination and a solution was found. Aerodynamic force was able to put the craft in the air against the force of gravity.

When we dwell so long on how reality works we miss out on the creative use of our imagination faculty. When you experience defeat, perhaps it is time to get creative by employing your imagination. Imagination is a unique gift to all mankind and it is what separate us from others and it is what makes us us. Our imagination makes us unique in the world that is full of people. It is what separate us from our contemporaries and it is what enable us tap greatly into our inner resources and make us to the world around us. In our imagination we transcend obstacles and limitation. Reality on the other hand bring our focus to obstacles, defeat based in the knowledge we have or belief we hold about how things work. Majority of individuals see investing time in imagination as a waste of time yet they do not see how unconsciously they employ this tool in their day to day activities. Great men who have altered positively the course of this world understand the power of this great gift and they consciously employ this great gift.  It takes the discovery of oneself to set this tool in a productive direction. Imagination is subject to the law of cause and effect and it boom toward the negative or positive direction depending on what you continuously expose it to. Your thought content mixed with emotion change your imagination which create the feelings you. The man that pushes his dream, vision and ideas into the realm of his imagination sees beyond reality, sees what others cant see, hear what others cant hear and feels what others cant feel.

When we engage this faculty we get creative and we transcend limitation, defeats, obstacles that reality presents to us based on the belief and knowledge we hold about how things work in reality. knowledge is meant to assist us and not defeat us and shrink our hope of what is possible. Being creative entails looking for a way out amidst obstacles and that is what imagination does. Each of us hold some personal dreams that we feel is difficult to achieve but when we push our dreams into the realm if our imagination our capacities grows from there as it booms our creativity. Reality is nothing but the knowledge we hold about how things really work.  But sometimes being too rational or logical shrink creativity.  The Wright brothers contemporaries at the time might have had their dreams shattered based on the knowledge they had about gravity but the Wright brothers never gave up and eventually they discovered a higher force that is able to subvert the force of gravity and keep their dreams in the air.

Imagination makes us see through obstacles that reality completely obscure based on existing knowledge. Their  is always a way out in everything if only you employ constructively your imagination because that is where creativity abounds. Your capacity grow as you engage your imagination. Imagination stretch our dreams beyond the boundaries of reality. Engaging this faculty require the use of the five senses. Is your dream becoming an actor, a world class photographer, a pianist, an engineer etc? Now step into the realm of your imagination and add the five senses of touch, smell, sight, hearing and taste into it. As these senses develops your imagination becomes vivid enough and your creativity booms from there. Most time creativity is all our dreams need to flourish but when we dwell so long on defeat obstacles , it shrinks out creativity and doubt fear inevitably takes root in our imagination.

Thanks for reading this article. I dedicate this article to the Almighty God who is the source of creativity and knowledge.
written by: Uwagboe Anthonia Peace

Imagination is the ability to create a mental scene, events outside of the perception of the concrete reality. As abstract as imagination can be it is the very force that shape the world around us. Imagination is the source of creativity and the source of change. Every new products that man ever created is brought into existence through the creative use of this tool. Everything that ever take a concrete form in our physical reality first took a abstract shape in the mind of some men. The cars, houses, phones, computers, Fridge, Aeroplane, helicopter, and every other inventions created by man first exist in the abstract form in the mind of some men with very strong desires who through the development of their imagination faculty experienced surge of creativity in bringing their desires into physical plane for the benefit of mankind.

When it comes to making use of their imagination majority of people see imagination as complete waste of time as empty day dreaming or fantasy that has no place in reality. This belief that many hold about the imagination faculty is what make many abandon the conscious use of this mental tool and as a result many of such individuals struggle with difficulties, experience failure due to lack of creativity in their respective field of endeavor. Imagination allows us see a new world inside of us. It helps build up our creativity. Imagination make use of the six senses of sight, touch, smell,hearing, taste and feeling.  When we push our desire into our imagination faculty and add this senses into it, it makes our desire strong enough and our dreams attainable because it grows our faith and belief as we gradually through perseverance and commitment develop our creativity. Adding these senses of hearing, sight, smell, touch, taste and feeling into our imagination help expand out creativity.  A lot of tine we make use of our imagination when we engage thought and we often favor the use of one or two senses.  Adding all the senses in our imagination makes what we imagine real enough and open up the channel of creativity as we develop further the use of all the senses.

Imagination is not a form of idle day dreaming, it is a vital tool that is necessary in creating new things or remodeling old things and bringing dreams into concrete reality. Everything outside of nature is a product of imagination. Many fail to make constructive use of this tool because they remind themselves too much of their present reality. They tell themselves to get real and thereby shut the productive use of their imagination. Being too mindful of what we go through in reality bring our consciousness to defeat, failures and inadequacies but pushing our dreams into the imagination faculty gives us the opportunity to see a whole new picture of what is possible and provide us with strength to see above our present undesirable limitations. Because it brings our focus to the eventual victory or success that is yet to come as we commit our life to what we believe in. The story of the Wright brothers is an amazing one. Despite the limitation gravity presented,  they chose to engage their imagination. Such limitation could have been a good reason for other to give up their dreams but they believed their had to be a way and they eventually got their victory. Developing ones imagination help provide solution by booming ones creativity. When you struggle with writing a book, designing a dress, constructing a poem, writing judicial lyrics or whatever you do at present do not give up on it. Ensure you activate the use of your imagination by adding all the five senses to it. Doing this you keep your dreams you keep your dreams alive and your desires strong enough to overcome obstacles or defeat that comes in the way of creativity.

The truth is that we all possess the capacity to grow transcend and become better at whatever we desire to achieve in life. When we focus so much on our present undesirable limitations we prevent ourselves from totally engaging our imagination faculty in the right direction. In writing a book,  creating a art piece , constructing musical lyrics, constructing a poem,sewing a dress,  imagination takes us through the whole processes. When we desire to achieve a thing for example constructing a poem or sewing a dress we usually see the mental construction of the end result we want to achieve even when we encounter difficulty along the way in bringing those abstract thought into physical plane. Regrettably many people at this point give up when they encounter difficulty in their first few trials. Not giving up on our desire to achieve enable us stretch our imagination and our creativity develops from there.

Thanks for reading this article. I dedicate this article to the Almighty God who is the source of inspiration and knowledge.
Written by:  Uwagboe Anthonia Peace.

Work beyond being a necessary factor for survival of the human specie is also a channel through which man extend influence, form bond, build relationships and communicate with his fellow man in the society. Work serve as a vehicle through which man extend his influence into the wider society. Each of us as mankind influence one another through our work. Society works hard to build the independent man by exerting him to about upon whom society themselves depend for their individual needs. Human society continues to thrive through the ceaseless contribution of individuals who devoted themselves to work and meet the need of their fellow man. Society first builds the man and man builds the society. Some people may not consider work as an art but as a means to achieve an end, a means to put food on their table,  clothes on their back, roof over their head and more. But when we ponder deeply on these whole life necessities we will see how much art is employed in getting our needs met through the means of work.

The art of communication is one factor through which relationships are created. Building a good character,building trust, building a business relationship requires work on your part. To succeed in business demand that man focus on building a good reputation by integrating morality into his personality structure in order to build customer loyalty and customer chain in his business. People don't just buy products they buy reliability, trust , faithfulness, integrity, honesty in exchange of the money they pay you. People want to be treated nicely. They want to be treated kindly, they want you to win their heart and nit their money only. When majority of people think of work, they just see it as a means to meet necessities and not as a means to grow their personality and reputation. Society strive to build a man by making him seek ways to build customers trust,  reliability, loyalty in business. Man communicate influence through his work. People see him either as faithful or unfaithful, dependable or undependable,  trustworthy or untrustworthy,  through the quality of his products and services. As mankind our actions communicate a whole lot than the words we say. A wise business man understands that communication is not expressed only by the words of his mouths but by the action he takes and the result he produces. Trust, good reputation, reliability, are all a result of morality. The man that does not give equivalent services in exchange for the money he received is an unjust man and soon enough such practice will leave an impression on his personality and end up ruining his reputation.  Trust is one word that build business relationships and form bonds. A man that practices injustice in his business cannot form bonds.

 Man and woman in all walks of life underrate morality in business. But beneath every successful business structure there are elements of morality that stands as its foundation ensuring its stability and preventing its collapse. Morality is that stealthy force that drives the human society forward by making people work in the spirit of harmony. Businesses collapse for the want or lack of morality. It is morality that drives trust, reliability and loyalty In any business relationships that has formed strong bonds through the years.
When a man limit work as a means of making money or a means of sieving he fails to see how his influence help in the shaping of his prosperity. Work is an art and a great art at that. The art of forming bond, building trust, building customer loyalty takes work that relies mostly on how successful a man has integrated good moral code into the structure if his personality.  A good reputation is one feature of personality that embodies great moral virtues practiced by a person through the years. A good and successful society ,a good and successful  business corporation , lies on how the majority of its members practice successfully the art of work.

Thanks for reading this article. I dedicate this article to the Almighty and All sufficient God who is the source of knowledge and inspiration.
Written by:  Uwagboe Anthonia Peace

Man is designed to work. To put food on his table, clothes on his back and a roof over his head, work is a necessary factor that help him accomplish all these.  Man and work are inseparable because by nature man is designed to work. Beyond having his basic needs met and beyond the need to survive man seek something greater. Man and woman in all walks of life are frustrated, tired, depressed, and many suffer from deep psychological torture because their lives lack meaning and as a result they lack peace of mind. Many are confined in hospital beds as a result of clinical depression, many are in rehabilitation centers as a result of drugs and alcohol related problems which seriously inflicts them and thousands of individuals in many parts of the world are taking their own lives as a result of  depression  , hopelessness and lack of peace.
I saw on Tv the other day the case of a wealthy man who left a suicide note containing the words " dear world, I am leaving you because I am bored....." before committing suicide.  Obviously the man was suffering from a serious case of boredom which his wealth failed to alleviate.  I believe loneliness is  the number one cause of boredom and the extreme case of boredom is what result into clinical depression.

 Many workers today who have good employment and receive good salaries feel separated from their work and as a result feel lonely and unattached to what they do because they do not align themselves to their place of calling in life. Many individuals today have a myopic view of what work really mean. The average individual believe the purpose of work is to make money only. This limited view of work is what make many do the jobs they don't enjoy and many employees today cant wait to go on a vacation in order to escape from the demand their jobs place on them on a daily basis. Work which is suppose to be fun, fulfilling,  satisfying has become such a huge burden for so many employees today because they fail to align themselves in their place of calling in life. Work can be a huge burden when purpose is missing. Their are so many miserable millionaires who feel so out of harmony with what they do. their are too many unfulfilled bankers, frustrated engineers, unhappy nurses who feel so out of sync with what the do because they lack passion and love for what they do. When a man properly align himself to the place of his calling work cease to be a burden.

A sense of purpose changes the view a man has about his work. Rather than a means to make money and survive, it becomes a means to add value.  A life of purpose is a life of meaning. Purpose is what brings life to work. Work is never meant to be boring but when purpose is missing then the individual only seeks happiness in making money by all means. Purpose enable us cope with the disadvantages that surrounds our work,hence focus our energy towards useful ends. When purpose is lacking life becomes unbearable and work becomes a huge burden. As mankind we exist for a reason and that reason is to find our purpose and play our part by aligning ourselves to the place of our calling. When a man can't lay his hands on the "why" he exist his energy is channeled in the direction of depression, suicidal thoughts and even violence as a result of lack of peace.Work gives a man a sense of independence and a sense of usefulness in life as he recognises himself as part of the force that drive the human society forward. Hence, this gives him a sense of contribution. Give a man work, the dignity of his manhood is restored. When work is taken from man by virtue of right-sizing, sicknesses, retirement or accident a sense of dependence strip him off his dignity of manhood such that the man sees himself as a burden to his family and the society at large. The thought of worthlessness and depression can lead such a man in the direction of violence, alcohol consumption ( in some cases just to protect their ego) and suicide. Hence work has a psychological influence in the life of a man. Work beyond meeting needs beings satisfaction and a sense of contribution to the man who aligns himself to the place of his calling.

Work is a great gift to all mankind but the  soul is tortured when it lacks a sense of purpose. When life becomes boring and uninteresting by virtue of e.g retirement it is always advisable to pursue a new course. A new dream. Life does not pamper the static person. It punishes such a one with unbearable lack of peace of mind . Many end their lives to find peace in the eternal realm. This is why great men keep dreaming and bringing old things into new form by improving their minds. Life is a boring place for the man that lacks dreams,direction and purpose in life. Are you old and bored? You can start pursuing a new course, go back to school, be a part of the relief society, become a philanthropist and draw nearer to the Infinite Mind for comfort and peace of mind. As mankind we spend a lot of time at work than In other things because work happen to be a channel where we draw income to meet with the necessities of life. Why then should a man choose for himself the kind of work that does not fit with his design, that does not make him happy and that does not give him a sense of satisfaction and contentment? Having a sense of purpose requires that we set new goals and realign our values as we advance in age in our dynamic world. What gives us the feeling of relevance and contribution is our ability to cope with change in a world that is rapidly advancing. Hence moving with change and setting new goals create in us a sense of purpose in our respective field of calling in life. Work is a channel through which purpose is made manifest and kept alive through continuous goal setting. Not having a sense of purpose makes work a huge burden. Man and woman in all walks of life as a result of lack of purpose are unable to channel negative emotions to a constructive ends hence they seek escape by indulging in consumerism, taking antidepressants and other drugs in order to escape the feeling of emptiness that feel and many commit suicide just to end the unbearable pain that comes from a life that lack meaning.

Man is designed to work. His physical and cognitive make up demands that he works In order to maintain his existence and survival. For man to enjoy his escape from extinction by virtue of surviving he needs a deeper sense of self. He needs purpose. Purpose enable man finds his niche and enjoy his work. For man to enjoy his work he needs to set new goals as he advances since change is the inevitable element that sustain and drive evolution.  Hence work, purpose and the need to set new goals help in the shaping of man's mind and enable man to act as a creative force in the advancement of the world he occupies. burdom is a threat to all mankind.  When man does not involve himself in any activity , when a man is not in his place of calling and when man fails to create new goals and continue to stick to the convenient or tradition, then he will be faced with this emotional threat in life. A sense of purpose help us achieve psychological balance and enjoy inner peace.

Thanks for reading this article. I dedicate this article to the Almighty God who is the source of inspiration and knowledge.
Written by: Uwagboe Anthonia Peace