You’re stuck in between four walls and you don’t even recognize it.
“42 percent of Americans feel that their country is less safe than it was before Sept. 11, 2001.”
Safety is a intrinsic need for humans. Without it, we’re unable to sleep, or travel, or perform our work.
In Psychology Today, a study by Robert Putman of Harvard University states humans are “becoming separate islands in what used to be a neighborhood.”
That’s not good.
Robert Frost had this notion in 1914 when his work, Mending Wall, was published.
“And on a day we meet to walk the line
And set the wall between us once again.
We keep the wall between us as we go.”
How do we change this?
Your mind is playing tricks, telling you that you can’t, and it’s your job to reverse and rewire it to tell you that you can.
I remember reading Mind Over Business, by Kenneth Baum, when I first learned about visualization.
He talks about Arizona Diamondbacks’ pitcher, Randy Johnson, the year he won the MLB World Series Championship.
Randy Johnson’s problem was that as soon as he gave up a single run to the opposing team, he lacked confidence that his team would be able to come back and score.
“I must be perfect” he stated, so Kenneth had him visualize what the next pitch would look like. He went so far as to see it, feel it, experience it, blocking out everything that came next besides for that pitch.
We can do the same thing.
Jaggi Vasudev in his book, Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy, jokes about the term “be in the moment,” because in reality, you are always in the moment.
People are searching for awareness, presence in fact. Take the time each day to envision your success.
It’s as simple as sitting down and imagining yourself doing exactly what you want, or creating that thing you want, or being in the place you want.
Your mind knows no difference between this vision and reality, making it become reality.