Sunday, July 26, 2009
Does Medatation and Visualization really help you to succeed?
I believe that meditation and visualization are extremely helpful in helping one to succeed. Thought is where everything begins. Nothing in our experience would be as it is without thought. What is our experience anyway? We give our lives meaning and order. Life is different for every individual depending upon the way that they perceive the world. The wonderful thing is - we can choose our thoughts, and therefor we can choose how to experience the world. I am not suggesting that we should ignore the things in our lives that aren't fun or that we ignore our responsibilities. I am suggesting that we don't have to see things the way that we have in the past. Powerful thoughts are accepted by our mind as real, which then changes our entire outlook on life, so therefor our behaviors, habits and actions change accordingly. This helps us to meet new people, and creates new situations and circumstances for us. Whether bad or good, we can help to create our destiny each day. Visualization and meditation are different. Meditation is relaxing and stilling the mind, while visualization is actually picturing something in your mind. Many people claim that they can't visualize. If you can right now, imagine the face of someone close to you, then you are visualizing. The images that you see do not need to be crystal clear, and they don't even have to be in motion - still shots work just as well. The important thing is that you visualize with feeling and focus. Meditation is simply allowing yourself to just relax. Sometimes there is a focus, like a mantra (one word or phrase spoken over and over). The most effective meditations that I have done have been simply paying attention to breathing. It is a great way to reduce stress and also to open yourself up to the small voice within, your intuition.
-Heart rate, respiration, blood pressure and oxygen consumption are all decreased.
Posted by RhiannonSTR at 9:54 PM