There is something so surreal and magical about the fact that we have entire landscapes within our mind. Places of memories, visions of the future, imaginary scenarios and sometimes films stuck on replay. It makes sense then, that when you want to invoke the magical, you should first experience it in your mind.
The old proverb ‘seeing is believing’ takes on a new meaning when it comes to the canvas of the mind. If you can imagine something, certainly it can be possible within the laws of nature.
Exercising the visualization muscle
It is amazing how sometimes it is a struggle to picture ourselves living our dreams. As a martial artist, I know that sometimes I try to imagine myself executing a move perfectly, but I need to warm up into it. Yes, you do need to exercise your mind, including your imagination.
A Daily Practice with a Difference
Sit in silence or with some relaxing music playing. Close your eyes and slowly build your imaginary world in which you are living out your deepest desires and emanating the feeling of happiness that you desire. Stay focused on events that have not yet occurred, but see the people in them, and yourself with great vividness. Do this for 10 minutes daily and make it an enjoyable task. It is your daily holiday, in which you visit your favourite destination. Your destination may change frequently. That’s ok. As long as the experience is blissful.
To add power to this practice, begin picturing you in the action of living out specific goals. Allow the vision to become entwined with the feeling of happiness. See yourself from multiple perspectives. Look at yourself from the eyes of others, from the heavens, from the ground and most importantly, live these dreams through your own eyes- from your point of view.
What is one thing you will commit to visualising daily?
Tell me what it is in the comments below and ask me any questions about the power of visualisation. I will always reply to you.