Optimize the Awesome Power of Thoughts and Imagination
By Michael Lee
Have you encountered
a time when you were in a traffic jam and was running late for
an important meeting? Did you stay calm and focused? Or did your
mind wander into the dark side of the impending consequences that
If you're always picturing
people getting mad at you and thinking of negative outcomes, then
your body suffers as well. You may experience chest pains, anxiety
disorders, indigestion, and other health problems. Why worry when
you can't do anything about the situation? Moreover, you don't
even know yet what will happen yet. Both good and bad things happen
unexpectedly. Why bother to worry? It's just not worth it.
Your mind directly
influences your body's capabilities and reactions; so if you always
project negative thoughts and images in your mind, your body suffers
as well. But if you always think of positive and enthusiastic
stuffs, your body will react positively too. This is similar to
the concept of assignment,
where average students can become above average or even superior
individuals just because their mentor assigns them certain qualities
they may not even possess at the moment.
The mind is an absolute
powerhouse, a dream granter, and goal achiever, all rolled into
one. But do you know how to optimize it for best performance?
Many times we've heard
people say that "If you think you can or you can't, you're
That is so true. But
do you know exactly how to use your thoughts in reaching what
you desire to achieve?
They say affirmations
work. Yes, they do. But the results might be minimal and might
not turn out according to your expectations.
Do you want to know
a method that is much more powerful? What I'm going to tell you
is a technique that is so effective in itself; that if you combine
it with affirmations, then you possess one of the deadliest combos
Want to know the secret?
Here it is.
It's as simple as that. Our mind communicates with our body using
images. You know that the thought of people getting angry with
you can negatively affect your health. Otherwise, picturing yourself
relaxing at your favorite vacation spot can ease some of your
stress. Take this exercise.
Imagine the juiciest
whole piece of fried chicken right in front of you. You can smell
its tempting aroma. You sliced it into pieces and heard the crispy
crunching sound. Picture yourself taking a large bite and enjoying
the gastronomic experience. Did that made your mouth water? Did
that made you hungry? Images are very powerful and can be used
to improve your health, attain your goals, and achieve anything
that you put your mind into.
For instance, you're
a burn victim. You have a wound that is quite agonizing. Don't
just say, "Hey, burn wound. Get out of my skin." Picture
it in your mind getting smaller and smaller. Visualize it melting
and vanishing into thin air.
You may imagine the
wound itself healing miraculously, or you may designate any object
of your choice to represent that wound. For example, you visualize
a black stone as a symbol of your illness. Imagine that object
shrinking and disintegrating slowly. As you're thinking of this,
feel your wound and all negative forces simultaneously going along
with the action of the black stone. Let them become smaller and
smaller until they have ceased to exist.
So which technique
is better - imagining the real thing or assigning a representational
object to it? It all depends on you. Pick and apply the method
that you are more comfortable with, the one that you are more
inclined to think and visualize upon.
But it's not as easy
as you think. Practice makes perfect. One way you can optimize
the power of imagination is by becoming more observant and meticulous.
If you're going to use a certain flower in your visualization,
go to the park and become a keen observer of that flower. Touch
it. Smell it. Feel its texture. The more senses involved, the
more powerful your visualization will become.
be a very powerful tool in getting what you want in life. Practice
and apply it often. You'll be amazed at the results.
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