“Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.” – Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
Daily Nugget of Gold 1177
Quiet, Picture, Realize
Okay, it would indeed be fair to say that we’ve come up with some pretty strange titles sometimes, but this one seems to be just weird, doesn’t it? We’re going to talk about a part of our brain called the “frontal lobe” for a moment. It would seem that some folks may have heard of this part of the brain probably did so in biology, and even then, few people really remember what it does.
We looked it up on Wikipedia and here in part is what they have there: “The frontal lobe contains most of the dopamine-sensitive neurons in the cerebral cortex. The dopamine system is associated with reward, attention, short-term memory tasks, planning, and motivation. Dopamine tends to limit and select sensory information arriving from the thalamus to the fore-brain.” Please read that carefully and then consider what we will have to say next.
If we want something, whatever it might be- there is a process which maximizes our biological functions which take place within that part of the brain. The first step is to simply quiet our mind. This does take some practice as most people have upwards of 50,000 thoughts a day which seem to be non-stop. Getting into a quiet meditative state is the answer here. We don’t just mean not-talking, but to slow down and stop any other thoughts popping into our mind. There are many ways to do this, meditation can be approached using something like a candle flame, steady noise, mantra, music, or other methods. After a while, many people can reach that state without such tools.
After we are in a quiet state of mind for a time, the next step is to picture the ideal of what we want. We want to see in our mind’s eye just what having whatever we would want would look like. So, in other words, we have erased the white board in our brain, and then drawn there exactly what it is we want. As we see ourselves having it, we want to feel the emotions we’d feel as we visualize that result. Excitement, passion, joy, elation, and happiness are just some of the positive emotions we want to fully feel. You’d probably agree that negative emotions would not be helpful here. As we hold this image in our mind we are beginning the creative process.
What next? Let it go. Go on about your day, but be open minded and receptive to anything that seems like it will be helpful in having you move ahead. Trust in the fact that you’re doing what needs to be done to make your dream a reality as you do this daily- preferably when you rise and when you go to bed at night. Your brain was designed for this!
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“How can I remember to take some time and quiet my mind as I visualize my goal daily?”
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