“Imagination is more important than knowledge” – Albert Einstein
A lot has been done to travel in time to the future or in past. Yet, the real working machine hasn’t been built yet. So, if any living being on this planet cannot travel to the future is there any way to get our mind there, see how it looks like and prepare for it?
Scientists around the world, quantum physicist point to the possibility of taking our mind in the future. One such example is of the moon landing mission way back in the 20th century. Everyone knows Lance Armstrong and Aldrin who set their foot on the moon, however very few people know what really went in to make this mission possible. At that time rarely someone would have thought of putting the human race on moon. In fact they also took a monkey, but that was a fact that it was hard to imagine landing on moon. How did NASA and its scientist think of getting there?
What they did was going in to the future to predict how it would feel like to be on moon, its atmosphere, what would be the force exerted on its surface similar to gravitational force exerted on earth, would there be oxygen. Lance Armstrong once shared that there were only 2 questions they were working on while planning the mission. One is how to get there and the second is once we get there how to get out safely.
The future prediction seems impossible to us and what we think of future is an excerpt of the past. For e.g. if you have to imagine how would the world look like 20 years from now. One would still imagine cars plying with more speed, more automated, population would have grown 10 times, scarcity of resources, man would have built colonies on moon or possibly on Mars, a few more billionaires would be added to the list and a few would be deleted. This is the picture people would have, could a bit rosy for some a bit gloomy for others. However, one element in all these predictions of the future that is common is an element of past. In this example there is an underlying assumption that cars would continue to be there because they have been for several decades now, people would go to moon in large numbers since someone has already gone there, Voyager has reached Mars, so there is also the possibility to reach there and population has always been growing.
If the people who designed the moon landing mission would have thought this way they would have only thought of making better airplanes, may be super-sonic planes to travel faster. If Edison wouldn’t have imagined how it would be have electric bulb we wouldn’t have lived the way we are living now.
So, how did these people predict something that is totally different from the past?
It is the prediction of future model. The secret of predicting future almost accurately is in seeing it from the future, by being in to the future, taking our mind off the history and imagining a totally new possibility.
How to imagine something that doesn’t exist?
The first step is accepting that it is possible to create something that doesn’t exist today however it doesn’t mean it cannot be created. This universe has hidden infinite creations that haven’t been unfolded yet. Even if every person thinks of something new, still he cannot cover the infinite possible new creations. So the scope of future creativity is huge. It is like pumping out water from the ocean, the ocean will never run dry.
The second step is letting go of past inhibiting or limiting thoughts. If a person has been earning 1000$ a month, he is habituated to think that he could max go up to 5000$ a month, he could hardly think of himself earning in the future 100,000$ a month. It would seem unreal to him because there is a blueprint he has in his mind about himself that is stopping him from stretching in thinking and hence in action. To stop this inhibiting pattern consciously think of thoughts that come from the universal source that is infinite. I always make a point to stretch my arms facing the ocean to receive the divine infinite wisdom from it since the ocean is a symbol of infinite source.
The third step is to meditate. This is the single most powerful state to practice. Meditation is looking within to find the infinite source of information and energy. Our Neuro thoughts can reach till the surface of moon (it has been proven scientifically). There’s sea wisdom within our mind that we need to tap in. Meditation facilitates this tapping. Once people practice meditation regularly with focus, they get what we call intuitions and these intuitions are ideas that could be coming from the future. They seem unreal, they seem not in line with the present circumstances, yet they are potentially the future creations. Has it happened with you that you had a real great day and you were holding some desire in mind to happen in future and you put yourself in happy state and suddenly some idea strikes your mind? This is coming from the future. It isn’t common though to receive these ideas because there is a mental barrier of rational thinking (which by the way is good, however needs to be let loose sometimes). This barrier has to be impregnated to reach out to the future. When you receive ideas keep a pen and a diary ready to note it since human brain cannot retain any idea which is not recorded over ~27 seconds.
The last step is to act on the intuition. This requires trusting your idea, and working on it. Initially you would do something about it but within a space of doubt. This doesn’t work. Doubt hampers the creation. Faith clears it. Take a few every day steps to work on your idea of the future. Create a simulator to transform your idea in to current reality.
Our brain has pre mapped Neuro paths that make us habitual, we use the same hand to brush our teeth or tie the show lace. Similarly our Neuro path related to creating something new hasn’t been created and to create it follow the above 4 steps every day and experience the difference.