It is amazing to realize the incredible force of Mother Nature. As the storm was raging, I took a look outside to see three 50 ft. high Leyland Cypress trees being forced to the ground. The incredible amount of strength that that requires is almost unimaginable. The wind, literally, took these trees to the ground, in one gust.
I would like to draw an analogy between the force of nature, and the incredible force that each one of us has inside our mind. When directed in the proper channel, your mind can literally move mountains. Most humans are totally unaware that they possess this type of awesome power. What the human mind thinks of on a consistent basis will, indeed, come to pass.
Throughout my father’s lifetime, he was obsessed, with the way that his father had passed away. In his mind, he thought he was just like his father, and would therefore succumb to the same condition. His father (my grandfather) had passed away in November of his 72nd year of an intestinal blockage. It was no surprise that my father had stomach problems his entire life. In November of my father’s 72nd year, he developed pain in his abdomen and was rushed to the hospital. He had developed the exact same condition, in the exact same month, in the exact same year that his father had. If it was not for the advanced antibiotics of the present day my father would have passed away in the exact same month, biological year and condition that his father had. As I said before, it was all he thought about. If my father had had a different mindset, it is my opinion that he would not have developed the stomach problems that plagued his life.
Each individual has a choice as to whether they can think of a situation in a positive or negative context. I think it is imperative that each one of us take the positive nugget that is found in each thought and magnify that aspect. For it is in the constant reiterating of verbiage that the brain will literally direct the body of what to do.
I would like to propose that each one of us take a situation and concentrate on the positive aspects and then go about producing that outcome. Remember, if the forces of nature can take a 50 tree and flatten it to the ground, imagine what your mind can do when placed in the proper context.
Are you truly getting what you want or are you settling for what you need? That is an interesting sentence because most people will purchase things they want, not necessarily the things that they need. However, in our thinking process we usually choose necessity first. A good example of this is someone who wants to take a long vacation but settles for a day at the health spa. Their thinking is that this little respite from the stress and strain of life will be enough to calm them down. In actuality, this will cause more consternation then not doing anything at all. The reason behind this is simple. When people want something that they know they can’t get (the long vacation), and settle for something less, there unconscious mind beats them up because they really didn’t satisfy the deep-seated need.
Our brain works very systematically. If you could assume the physiology of seeing, feeling, hearing, smelling and tasting the outcome you desire, you surely will achieve what you set out to do. You see, the mind is a goal orientated system, which will always give you exactly what you truly want bad or good. By assuming the physiology or posture of your goal, you are convincing your unconscious mind that you are actually doing the act or outcome you desire. In its most rudimentary form this takes on the sentence of “fake it till you make it”. I highly recommend this technique of placing yourself in every aspect of the outcome you want to achieve. By doing this you are literally changing the way you see, feel, here, smell and taste your outcome. This produces a change hormonally within your body, which now takes on the new and improved role. This specific technique I elucidate more succinctly in my book Lessons Learned How To Negotiate The Life You Want To Live. The entire last chapter is dedicated to the formulation and achievement of goals.
By using this technique repeatedly, one will attain a deeper ability to visualize. It is well documented that visualizing the act will help the body perform better. This is seen by most athletes before they enter this specific arena of competition. It’s just like the Sgt. who tells his soldiers that if you do the task correctly in practice, you surely will perform when the time comes.
Remember, practice, practice, and practice. Have a great week!