Sunday 6 September 2020

The Power of Visualization (Part Seven): Our Mind, Our Leverage for Life

Turning my Brains On
We are each endowed with a mind. 

Our mind is our leverage for winning and conquering. It marks us out as human beings. It does this as we engage and take charge of the pictures drawn by and on it. It is neither our circumstances nor our environment that determines our destiny. Rather, it is our interpretation, relationship, and engagement with these. Our mental pictures are the ways we interpret our environment and circumstances. They are the ways we allow things happening outside of us to affect our internal constitution and our destiny. 

As Eric Butterworth puts it, “Things may happen around you, and things may happen to you, but the only things that matter are the things that happen in you.” "Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless." (Jamie Paolinetti) "Worrying and focusing on what you don’t want takes just as much energy and time as focusing on what you do want – and it works! If your energy is largely negative, that’s what you’ll get back." (Bob Proctor) 

The War of the Ages:

The war of the ages has always been a contention for the mind of men. What finds its way into your head has the power to control you. The question is, “Who is in your head? Do you know? Do you know why you do what you do? Do you know why you react the way you do? Do you know why you are comfortable with some things, and not with others? As James Allen so rightly said, “Circumstances do not make the man; it reveals him to himself.” 

The answers to the above questions only reveal who you are. They reveal to us the things that have been stored away in our subconscious mind either knowingly or unknowingly.  They represent our present state and reality. They, however, do not have to define our future. We can do something about them. The question is, “Are we willing?” Will we? "Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct our life and you will call it fate." (Carl G. Jung) 

Our mental pictures are not necessarily reality. 

Our mental pictures are our interpretation of what reality is, which might be just as far away from reality as far can be.  The monster holding us captive might just be a figment of our own imagination. Hence, the need to take charge of our mental pictures in such a way that they empower rather than limit us. The process by which we do this, and use it in propelling our self towards our goals, dreams, and vision is known as visualization. 

Visualization is a kind of first creation, rehearsal, or planning process. Norman Vincent Pearl calls it picturizing or positive mental imaging. It works for several benefits. For one it helps us push against that which we hitherto considered the limits of possibility.  Possibility thinking is the secret of greatness, wealth and immortality. Only those who see the imvisible, can have the impossible.
"If you do not see great riches in your imagination, you will never see them in your bank balance." ― Napoleon Hill.

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