“Hold an image of the life you want, and that image will become fact.”
– Norman Vincent Peale
It’s true we think in pictures. Our minds create an image when we think about something specifc. Try this… Think of a baby. Think of a bridge. Think of what you ate for lunch. What did you see? Most likely, all of these “thoughts” came to you as “images”. You could actually picture a specific baby, a certain bridge and a nice healthy salad (or perhaps a tuna melt and some chips!). And, not only did you get a picture in your mind, you most likely also experienced other “sensory” emotions with it. You smelled the freshness of the baby, heard the water crash against the bridge and tasted the delicious salad and chips!
Why do we think in pictures? First – because our minds are programmed this way. Our brain works with all of our senses, puts them together and creates a complete thought. It rounds out the sensory experience for us. We can actually “feel” these images in our bodies; they resonate in our being. Often, they resonate so strongly and feel so real that we are compelled to take some sort of action. If the “picture” is positive, loving and empowering, we do what we can to keep it, enjoy it, and get more of it. If the “picture” is negative, ugly and draining, we do what we can to get rid of it and change the situation.
So, taking this one step further…if our mind creates images, and the images direct our thoughts and actions – what would happen if we DECIDE to create specific, positive, beautiful, empowering images in our minds? What if we could “picture” and create the relationships we desire? What if we could “picture” and create the job and salary we desire. What if we could “picture” and create perfect health, a beautiful home, and an effortless, ideal life for ourselves – in every area we desire?
Wouldn’t life be grand?
Well, I have some great news! Life IS Grand! You CAN do this. You CAN have all of this. You can literally have anything you want and desire and believe in. The very first step is to “picture” it. Get the image in your mind. Brand it there. Visualize it. Hold it above all else no matter what you currently have or in what situation you now find yourself. And in addition to just keeping it in your mind, you can cut out pictures and put them up around the house where you will see them everyday – on the refrigerator, on the bathroom mirror, at the edge of your computer monitor. Look at them as often as you can, and FEEL them. Allow all of your senses to experience them. Here’s what happens…
This image will become your thoughts.
Your thoughts will lead you to take action. Your actions will create your results. This means that you will have what you picture. This new, exciting vibrant image will become your reality! In fact, it will become your LIFE!
Hold an image in your mind’s eye, and you will surely live into it! Now, that’s Powerful!
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About the Author: Sue Urda is an Author, Speaker, Inspirer and Co-Founder of Powerful You! Women’s Network, She was named twice on Inc. Magazines list of the 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies and is the author of two books, Powerful Intentions Everyday Gratitude and Empowering Transformations for Women. Sue’s vision is to contribute to a global consciousness of women helping women succeed in business and in life and to open them to truth of who they are. www.sueurda.com
Thanks for the reminder…I am a practitioner of Positive Thinking, Affirmations & Psycho-cybernetics for many years and incorporate it into my daily life.
Do it it works!
Light & Joy,
Its’s great to hear that you consciously practice positivity in your life too! You are a great example! The thing is that people are not aware that they are creating their own experience and many do not realize the inherent power they have… and even a little conscious tweak goes a long way.
Blessings to you,