Connecting With Your Fantasy World
In a society where the vast majority of people act adultlike, it helps to have a fantasy world – a place that nobody can ever see or influence no matter what is happening in your physical environment. Keeping such a place inside you, hidden away from everything else, can greatly counterbalance all the external events that are out of your control. However, even those who regularly use their imaginations to escape often do so in a passive way, minimizing the benefit of their mental hideaway.
Maintaining an active relationship with your fantasy realm requires affirmative upkeep. It means retreating to that mental hideaway often and engaging it willfully and boldly. If you can accept the fact that you – an individual above the age of six – possess a private realm where anything can happen, then your escapes will be far more fruitful. And if you do it often, always searching for new subject matter to play with, you will enter your own world more easily.
It is also important to keep your cognitive channels open and clear of pollution. There will always be many outside events in your life, and your ability to filter these outside events has great consequences. If you allow doubts, stress and other negativity into your life, they can stop up your lines of communication with your internal world.
A fantasy world, when facilitated properly, is a tool with which to enjoy our lives. It makes up a large part of the sense of freedom we feel. When we can fully utilize our gift of mental creation, we can revel in the ideas we love most, and ultimately, use those ideas to color our external world as well.
Evan Bailyn is a serial entrepreneur, search engine and social media expert, celebrated author and child advocate. His company, First Page Sage, is a leader in search engine optimization and social media marketing - vastly increasing business for its clients through high SEO rankings, targeted Facebook advertising and viral videos. Evan is also the founder of the Evan Bailyn Foundation, a foundation dedicated to teaching emotional awareness to children and adults.