Friday, December 30, 2011

 What do you want to be after 10 years from now?   If you can see it clearly, forcefully and consistently for over 4 years, you will become it. But if you don’t foresee anything, you will have to be content with what comes along. And you will term it your fate or ‘written in the clouds’.  Imagine your future into reality.  Your mental pictures attract the forces, opportunities, persons and circumstances that will lead you to your goals. Your subconscious mind, in total control of your mind and body, uses your mental pictures as a guidance system. It accepts without questions your mental pictures--whatever they are, good and bad,--as absolute instructions to make them real. Your past and present mental pictures are all arranged in your subconscious mind to become the ‘building blocks’ of your life. It retains every past thought and every past mental picture. If you picture yourself a pauper you will become so; if you think of success or fame you will get it too. All the great thinkers and seers of history have affirmed that every person becomes what he or she thinks. The saying, ‘as a man thinketh so is he’ is very much true. Even Buddha taught, ‘all that we are is the result of what we have thought.’ The great Roman emperor, Marcus Aurelius wrote: ‘our life is what our thoughts make it.’ The famous psychologist William James of Harvard stated thus: ‘belief (intense mental picture) creates the actual fact .’  Persistent thoughts and the accompanying mental pictures control your life and determine your future.  If your dominant thoughts are of failure you will constantly play in your mind a movie of failure and you will end up a big failure. If they are about succeeding, you will reap success. Your life will be consistent with what you mentally picture for a considerable period. If mental pictures are not consistent, your mind will have no direction and it will have to group in the dark.  Do not place any limit on your mental pictures. The all-powerful subconscious mind does not place any limit on what you can become. Remember the subconscious mind connects the limited mind to the infinite universe and its powerhouses. One’s mental picture becomes one’s future. As the rich picture and ‘see’ more wealth mentally they become richer. The poor sees poverty, wants and diseases all the time and they become poorer and sicker. Mental pictures provide motivational guidance and condition your attitudes so that you will act in a guided manner to achieve the objectives you hold in your continuous and persistent thoughts.
To be effective, you have to streamline your thought process and mental pictures. There is a procession of thoughts and pictures passing through your mind continuously. Unless you consciously control the flow of thoughts and pictures, unwanted thoughts and pictures will fill the mental space and your subconscious mind will be all at a loss in guiding you. This failure, in turn, will make you fail in life. The uncontrolled thoughts and pictures can be pleasant day-dreams or worry, anxiety, resentment, hatred or other emotional experiences. The negative thoughts and pictures will become the source of subconscious guidance with disastrous consequences. Learn to streamline your thought process.  Normally an average human has 70,000  thoughts passing through his mind in quick succession. If more than 35,000 thoughts are on a single aim for a considerable period, it will be translated into reality. But If stray thoughts crowd your mind, no positive picture or thought gets impressed. But the negative pictures of guilt, anxiety, fear, worry or inferiority will predominate too. You need to consciously stop the flow of negative emotional experiences and fear which are highly harmful to your progress and success in life.   How to control this uncontrolled flow of thoughts and pictures? Relax your body with a few deep breaths, close your eyes and black out all pictures from your mind and fill your mental screen with darkness until your mind is relaxed. Calmly but deliberately replace the temporary darkness with bright and intense mental pictures of what you want to become. Plant constantly these mental pictures to virtually overwhelm the subconscious mind. As you subconscious is being bombarded with countless stimuli, impulses, memory recalls and responses, it is rather a difficult task to keep the required thoughts and pictures down there. One cannot impress your subconscious with a weak, vague, infrequent, indifferent, indistinct mental picture. You mind is not impressed with the importance of attaining your life goal more than you care.  You have to constantly hold a self image of the person you want to eventually become so that it is etched indelibly into the mind. You have to intensify the mental picture so that it will be your constant dominant thought and all your principal thinking will relate directly or indirectly to it.
Your subconscious mind will produce what you want in direct proportion to the intensity and frequency of the mental pictures. You can emphasize with words what you are picturing. Repeat your life goal in three or four words very forcefully hundreds or thousands of times at every opportunity.  Suppose you want to become a renowned author you can coin the rods, ‘publish famous books’ and repeat them often with accompanying mental pictures. Or if you want to be rich, say ‘make a million’ often forcefully. Be excited about what you say and picture as the subconscious mind picks up the vibrations of thought which are emotionalized. Constantly repeat your coined words in 1-2 seconds excitedly and emphatically accompanied with vivid, colorful mental pictures at least 2000 times during a day. It will be helpful to think about why you want to be successful or rich or anything else and what will you do with the riches you accumulate or the fame you get. The ‘why’ of your goal will emotionalize it and pass it over to the subconscious mind more forcefully.  

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