Imagination has meant that we can be afraid of things that aren't even there
Our most difficult task is differentiating between what we imagine to be true and what is actually true
We never see complete pictures. We see parts of pictures - the emotionally relevant pieces. So boring old reality sometimes isn't seen at all. Whereas emotion generated imagination grabs centre stage
It is much easier for us to ignore reality than to ignore what we have imagined
This is because imagination is driven by emotion. It is painted in the most vivid colours. Whereas reality is generally quite dull
So many of our struggles are battles in our imagination - imagined foes confronted by imagined friends.