Imagination in general is the power or process of producing mental images and ideas while thinking in general is the result of reasoning considerations expressed in words and expressed in language. Mind and Imagination are two words that are often confused because of the similarities that appear in their meaning. They must be understood with a difference. Thoughts refer to mental impressions or mental processes that continue unless controlled. On the other hand imagination is a voluntary thought made by an endeavor. This is the main difference between mind and imagination.

Imagination is always voluntary. You try to imagine things wildly or smoothly. Look at the sentence

1. He imagines him flying in the sky.

2. He imagines as if he is living in a palace.

It is important to note that imagination must end at a certain point in time. On the other hand, thoughts continue until they are completely controlled. The great sages of the past had tried their best to control their thoughts. Thoughts are streams while imagination is creation. This is the most important difference between the two words.

Imagining, or imagination is dreaming of something new. Imagination has no limits so it can be remote or very realistic but never happened. Imagination includes attitudes / thoughts where the site of the imagination is in the process of developing a thought in nature when the self is not too focused on an action.

Thinking means contemplating something. Thinking is solving problems or trying to find out a problem, it involves learned knowledge and skills.

Thinking and imagining can take advantage of some of the same background knowledge. Imagination takes things to another level by adding an additional set of creativity skills that a person has developed to see further into their mind's eye the potential something possesses. Imagination is the power of thought to imagine (in wishful thinking) or create images (paintings, essays, etc.) of events based on the reality or experience of a person in general [1].

This term is technically used in psychology as a process of rebuilding the perception of an object that was previously given the perception of meaning. Since the use of this term contradicts that of ordinary language, some psychologists prefer to refer to this process as "describing" or "image" or as a reproduction contrary to the "productive" or "constructive" imagination.

An image is understood as something that the "mind's eye" sees. A hypothesis for the evolution of the human imagination is that it allows any conscious being to solve (and therefore improve fitness) the individual problem by the use of mental simulations.

Imagination is a work of reasoning in developing a broader thought than what has been seen, heard, and felt. With imagination, humans develop something from simplicity to be more valuable in the mind. He can develop something from God's Creation in his mind. With the aim of developing something more valuable in the form of objects, or just thoughts that come to mind. Alfan Arrasuli (2001)

The term of imagination in working on physics problems is to think abstractly what has been written and implied.

Imagination is an image and visualization from within the brain in the form of images, sounds, and tastes. (St. Gentlefolk (2013))

Humans in their journey of life are always filled with curiosity about the reality related to themselves and nature, therefore whatever they witness always motivates themselves to know further and deeper, at this level the performance of human reason begins to move in a different direction. further understanding the nature of natural reality, witnessing and observing the natural world begins to be imaginative. However, to arrive at a precise and correct movement of the imagination must be supported by the principles of reason.

In general, mind and imagination are the same as one place and area but differ on a natural level when the self is not focused on the realm of the mind.


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