Create Your Reality Ahead of Time!
What is the most powerful force you possess? Is it love? is it hate? is it your physical strength? Here’s a hint: When have you ever been able to fly like a bird, dive into the deepest depths of the ocean or jump over tall buildings? You answered right — when you were dreaming! In our dreams … in our imagination … we can be all powerful. The imagination has no limits. When you activate your imagination, you can plant in your mind the seed that can be nurtured to give rise to the reality you dream about.
Earl Nightingale’s multimillion selling record titled “The Strangest Secret” had just that message: “You become what you think about.” Goethe, the great philosopher, wrote, “What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” But how do you actually activate your imagination? The approach I teach my speech coaching clients is to use multi-sensory imagery to create mental movies. That is, use more than one of your senses to purposefully imagine the reality you want. First get into a relaxed state of meditation and then use your major senses of seeing, hearing, and feeling to create a mental movie that depicts scenes that you want to be part of your reality. Using multi-sensory imagery to create mental movies, was one of the most important approaches I used to twice become a finalist at Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking, placing second in 1992. It is one of the most important tools I possess to enable to me to deliver my best to my clients and to create my desired reality. Find out more about how to put this into practice in your life by reading my free article at http://www.drdilip.com/articles/imagination.pdf
Strengthening your ability to use your imagination is like strengthening your muscles for physical activity. “Use it or lose it,” the old adage goes. The more you use your “imagination muscles,” the more vividly you will be able to imagine. Challenge yourself to utilize your imagination every time you speak. Instead of saying, “It was a sunny day,” say “The bright rays of sunshine came streeaming down from the blue skies, warming the earth that was waking up from it’s winter freeze.” Instead of saying , “I was extremely hungry, as I searched for any restaurant that was open late at night,” say, “My stomach was moaning and groaning with hunger, as if it was screaming “Are we there yet?” as I searched desperately for any restaurant that was open at that late hour of night.” As you are better able to imagine, you will be better able to use that imagination to create the mental movies of your desired future. Imagine – Dream – Think – Speak – Do – Achieve – Live!
I’d love to hear about your experiences with activating your imagination.
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