Our sight is something we take for granted. The impact it has on our lives and our psyche is vastly under-appreciated.
Imagery is the most basic communication we encompass as everything we process everything we experience comes through the mind visually. Therefore it is imperative we take time to monitor the impact the images we allow into our mind to have on us.
Images… imagination. What kind of impact does your imagination have on you when you are face with a bunch of less than stella incidents? Do you find yourself second-guessing future events resulting from present events? And if so, in what manner do you allow those thoughts and ‘imaginations’ to impact on you? Worry only exists in our imaginations and if not dealt with, can alter your physiology and make you more susceptible to various ailments.
If you are not careful most of the images that pop into our heads do more harm than good. Indeed, the most common type of imagery is worry and visualization by way of negative thoughts.
It is generally scientifically accepted that humans consciously use approximately 10% of their brain. But that doesn’t mean the rest of it is lying dormant. It’s not. It’s busy processing all those images and coming up with conclusions based on your own state of mind. And before you know it, your hidden mind is taking control and sending out impulses to your consciousness to which you respond.
Imagery and visualization meditation are at the centre of relaxation techniques, designed to release brain chemicals that act as natural brain tranquillisers that alleviate, among other things, anxiety and stress levels.
It’s not difficult. Find a moment when you can centre yourself and deliberately bring up an image that either brings you joy, fills you with love, or simply relaxes you. Hold on to it for as long, and in whatever form works best for you. Notice as you do so how it makes you feel now, in this moment, and remember the power of the positivity it creates in you.
Hold onto that feeling as you return to the present and your current surroundings, in the knowledge you can ‘call on’/meditate on that image whenever you are feeling challenged.
Over a period of time you will create your own portfolio of images that will delivery and instil that ‘feel-good’ factor deep within your core when ever you need them.