Motivational Meal of the Week: The Power of Mental Images

Close your eyes.

Now think about yourself. What are the images you see? Describe your surroundings. Where are you? Describe what you look like. What are you wearing? How do you feel? What are you doing? Just take a few minutes to give your mind permission to create mental images without the distractions and without the anxieties.

Now open your eyes.

Write down everything you saw.

Did your mental images align with your current perception of yourself? In most cases, they don’t, because when we open our eyes, we’re quickly reminded that our reality doesn’t match what we envisioned.  And what happens?

We beat ourselves up for “fantasizing” and choose to accept our current conditions as our eternal fate. We give up on the image of being healthy and fit, because the scale indicates that we’re far from it. We give up on the image of being successful, because our bank account indicates that we’re far from it. We give up on love, because the empty house indicates that we’re far from it.

We give up. 

Never realizing that the power to change our lives starts with our imagination and its ability to create mental images that are God’s way of saying…

This is what you can become.

This is what you can have. 

If you believe it’s possible. 

Your mental images do not have to disappear when you open your eyes. Instead, write those mental images down and speak them into existence. If you see yourself as being wealthy, write that vision down and start speaking that over your life. If you see yourself as being fit, write that vision down and start speaking that over your life. But remember, it doesn’t stop there…

Corresponding action is required.

Behaviors have to change, your words have to change, your thoughts have to change and every action must nurture the vision(s) you have for your life. You also have to maintain a sense of… okay, get ready for it… patience. You have to be patient. As you’re watering your vision, as you’re nurturing it, you cannot lose your patience. All good things take time but they’re always worth the wait.

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2 thoughts on “Motivational Meal of the Week: The Power of Mental Images

  1. Beautiful! I love “your thoughts have to change and every action must nurture the vision(s) you have for your life.” something to really chew on, and definitely something that pokes around in my brain to stir up stuff. Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us that “my actions are the only thing that belong to me.” so – like you say- the trick (along with patience) is to align the two for Happiness and karma. It’s always nice to find something that makes you stop – read- and find what comes out of it. thanks for the inspiring writing. just an unknown friend, momentummikey 🙂

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