"To see a thing clearly in the mind makes it begin to take form." -Henry Ford, Theosophist Magazine, 1930
Former NFL player Isaac Bruce spoke over the summer at a summit I attended in Chicago. He spoke about the importance of our "practicing seeing". We need to get back to a place of taking time out to daydream. Give ourselves permission to let our minds wander and see ourselves in light of our imaginations. Getting outside of where we are even if just for a moment. Remember when you used to sit in class and doodle on your folder as you daydreamed about the intricate details of a crush asking you out or how fabulous your life would be when you grew up and were successful? Our imaginations, abilities to fantasize and see beyond our current circumstances are being killed off by trashy reality television, stress, bills and the list goes on.
When we can't see ourselves where we want to be, who we want to be with, the lives we wish to have, there is no way we will ever get there. Close your eyes and imagine. This week take the time to "practice seeing." See yourself receiving that coveted award, see yourself on the red carpet, in the radio station doing an interview, on a popular morning talk show, wherever it is you are trying to go. Go there in your mind first. See yourself there. What do you have on? Are you nervous? Did you enjoy being there? I am learning how to let my mind wonder, I doodle on random pieces of paper and see where it takes me. I often come up with the best ideas, get answers to problems and am able to get refocused once I let my mind do what it does naturally, wonder. Seeing beyond where you are is imperative in reaching your goals in life. It helps you keep a perspective and prepares you for when you arrive. If you have seen yourself doing something over and over then it becomes second nature and there will be no need to be nervous or anxious. Who hopes for what he already has?
Let your mind shape the world you are going into as we look toward a new year of new hopes, new goals and infinite possibilities. Here is a great post on Visualization: http://lifebydesign.hubpages.com/hub/Visualization---I-cant-visualize--How-can-I-learn_1 for further reading.
How often do you give yourself permission to fantasize, let your mind wonder and get lost in your thoughts? Let me know your thoughts.