When I was a child, daydreaming was a delightful habit. My mind would just take off for the hinterlands and I could construct my own internal novel at will. Indeed, I at times would construct a fantasy story line that I would essentially pause when my attention was needed for the "real" world and then restarted at that point as I returned to it.
Those internal stories had super heroes and I was, oddly enough, an observer, almost as though it was a movie. It made me an easy child to take places, because I didn't need my parents or other adults keep me entertained.
Don't get me wrong, I was not a withdrawn child and I only enjoyed my inner landscape in this way when there was nothing of interest for involvement at the time. Now, I don't daydream in that manner at all, but that doesn't mean that I don't use the same inner tools for adult purposes. I am involved in a project that requires me to imagine lighting fixtures oriented in space and what it takes to turn this into an input system for a salesperson and an output system for a manufacturing facility. Different use, same tools.
I also use a more freeform version of this for my spiritual questing. Instead of directing inner imagery, I try to present an inner medium awaiting spontaneous "projection" as it were.
I'm sure all of us have some version of this. I am curious. What is your version?
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