Imagination is often being promoted as a ‘higher attribute’ of human beings. That which sets them apart from other beings with which they share this earth. I would like to show – though the example of the Walt Disney movie Alice in Wonderland, that imagination is not beneficial and actually a form of mental instability.

The movie starts with Alice sitting against a tree with her teacher, and her ‘suddenly’ seeing a white rabbit, who is running in a hurry, claiming to be late. What happens here is then Alice becomes curious about this character and she starts to ‘follow it’.

This is like when one is busy with a task – suddenly a thought will enter ones mind which one find entertaining (because note that Alice was very bored with receiving her lesson from the teacher), hence one decide to ‘follow the thought’ – because it’s just more ‘interesting’ than what one is dealing with right here in physical reality.

Interestingly – as the story progress – it becomes clear that the character of the rabbit has no ‘deeper meaning’ – it simply takes Alice deeper and deeper into an absurd reality without end, where she insists on wanting to ‘find out’ what the rabbit is all about.

So – Alice follows the ‘white rabbit’ (which is actually a thought) – and ends up being trapped in an imaginary reality ruled by emotions (remember how all the characters in the movie are extremely emotional) and where there is no common sense.

So, what is being showed in this movie – is that if one give in to ‘curiosity’ towards one’s own thoughts, one end up getting ‘lost’ in an extremist delusional reality.

I find this to be very true – because whenever I am busy with something in a concentrated manner – and I allow a thought to divert me – I get ‘caught up’ in a whole stream of thoughts, and I am able to get ‘lost’ for a moment. I am not here – breathing – with my physical body, but for a moment I am in ‘another dimension in my mind’. As Alice in Wonderland clearly shows, this ‘inner dimension’ is not real and offers no insight into anything whatsoever. Imagination, from that perspective, is just a form of insanity.

Hence, the message in reverse of Alice in Wonderland is: to stop participating in one’s thoughts and focus on physical practical reality, so as to prevent one from becoming delusional and become separated from reality.

The desire for imagination is a desire to not deal with what is here in physical reality. Hence from a political perspective it is always beneficial to promote imagination as entertainment – as that will in the bigger picture cause people to not look at solutions for the problems in this world – but instead cause them to want to ‘get lost’ in imagination whenever they can.

The addiction to imagination is thus one and equal to the fear of this world – fear of taking self-responsibility and fear of facing what we have created here.

Hence imagination is a symptom of immaturity – as one give away one’s power to imagination – instead of being fully participating in physical reality, taking responsibility for ones world, then one can create a change.

The more one stop participating in imagination – through being aware here in every breath – the more one will start seeing what is happening in this world and what is being accepted and allowed.

For support on how to ground oneself physically so that you can start dealing with reality – check out: http://desteniiprocess.com

For more perspective on stopping thoughts and living Here, visit: http://desteni.org

Enjoy,

Gabriël Zamora Moreno

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