I was reading an article about the proven benefits of daydreaming.
It shares this fun little chart;
Like many, I was often in trouble with teachers in my youth, for wasting my time being a day dreamer.
- From promoting creativity
- To problem solving
- To increasing your IQ
- To lowering the blood pressure
Turns out day dreaming can be quite a good way to spend your time!
If you have visited this blog in the past, you will find that am quite fond of cloud watching.
It is my favorite way to “Day dream” if you will.
There are many ways to “use” that day dream time; or “Quietude” as I like to call it.
The article mentions ““good daydreaming,” as in, when the mind is exploring imagination or creativity. “Bad daydreaming,” like focusing on a negative comment”.
One is helpful, the other not.
I enjoy reading a bit of scripture, (good daydreaming) and then using that time to consider what I’ve read.
TLB (The Living Bible) In this act we see what real love is: it is not our love for God but his love for us when he sent his Son to satisfy God’s anger against our sins.
- What does it say?
- What does it mean?
- How much does God love me?
- How does this make me feel?
- There may be more questions.
- Or there may simply be a space of calm and quiet.
Sometimes absolute silence is in order.
Other times call for a little quiet music.
Music without words could be less distracting.
Sometimes staring out the window.
Sometimes a little video will help the process.
Join me if you will, for just a moment of quiet reflection,
a little daydreaming session.
I hope you were able to enjoy a few minutes of “Quietude” with me.
Hope to see you again the next time around.
An excellently composed post!
One other thing that I sometimes do as I ponder/meditate/daydream/imagine (whatever word works for you) is to engage all the senses and emotions that might have been surrounding the passage. It helps a lot. Otherwise, my ‘meditation’ is too prone to slip into the rational, doctrinal constructions. The intellect loves to put together logical propositions and call it belief. Meditation/daydreaming is meant by God to be driven my the heart and not reason. Reason helps us put together the heart revelation, but it is supposed to be in the passenger seat with the heart behind the steering wheel.
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