Lately we have been hearing a lot about visualisation and law of attraction. Many famous people like Will Smith and high level athletes use it to achieve their dreams. I try to apply it through the ancient yoga sutra principles of meditation and mind control.
If you see yourself truly in your dream then your mind consciously and subconsciously put actions in place to make it happen. Beware though, fears and wondering mind will stop this from happening as the energy will be channelled in the wrong direction. Also it is important to trust a certain level of uncertainty and how things happen and accept that everything happens for your best.
Ultimately, if you want something bad enough, you will make it happen. If you do not, then it won’t.
Timing is also important and thats why you have to be patient with the uncertainty that comes with life. Believing in the universal faith and putting actions in place when it doesn’t come from a fearful place will help to do the work.
I have sat down many times in meditation and visualise myself during the day doing work I always wanted to do, like for example being a brand ambassador or opening my own yoga studio.
I also come up with the most creative ideas which I want to implement and they somehow materialise, but in their own time.
It is also important to surround yourself with positivity and friends/family who drives you up and not down.
In practice, when you meditate the calm of your mind will raise a thought. At that point do not worry about writing it down. This thought comes from your deepest and inner intuition, when your third eye is open… learn to listen to yourself.
Everything is within you, successful people know this already… Actually, ‘successful’ is the wrong world. People who are happy and fulfilled.
Once the thought appeared, you then have to work to materialise it. And this is like a puzzle of a jigsaw: you put the pieces together, it feels uncertain… but you have to trust your deepest that at the right time all the pieces come together, and that you will be where you wanted and where you visualised yourself to be.
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve” Napoelon Hill
People say there is a price, but actually there is not. If you do all this with your intuition and let go of any fear associated with it then there is no price or sacrifice. Or at least you do not perceive it like it is a sacrifice – you feel like this is the right progression of the process of your visualisation.
I believe visualisation through meditation and breathing is the best way forward to manage stress and anxiety while still achieving goals. I gave a talk last saturday about how we can learn to visualise something, open the third eye or the pineal gland function fully to be able to materialise your thoughts into actions. I apply this for children and adolescents at their exam period as well and I started teaching children meditation and visualisation regularly. What I noticed is that children are a lot more receptive and in tune than adults who have amassed a lot of baggage with years.
A big advocate of the law of attraction, the award-winning actor says his positive thinking has helped him achieve happiness. “In my mind, I’ve always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y’all just didn’t know yet” Smith has said of the visualizing techniques that helped him along the way.
He’s also fond of quoting Confucius’s motivating motto, as way of explaining his blockbuster success:
“He who who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right.”
When you’re feeling good mentally and physically, those plays are just instincts.
What you do is create a vision of who you want to be — and then live that picture as if it is already true.
Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.
Keep hoping for the best,