The mind is a fascinating piece of equipment. What you feed it is what it churns out. Our whole body’s functions, reflexes and emotional reactions reflect what our mind recognizes as universal truths. Take faith healing for example, the healer is not more powerful than the person needing healing, but it is the latter believing that the former can indeed heal him or her, or that he or she can truly be healed that possesses the true power to make healing possible. Having that powerful tool sitting on each of our shoulders is indeed nothing short of a miracle.
Of course, there are people whose minds are more powerful (or developed) than others, but all of us have inner strengths that we can tap when the situation calls for it. Now I’m sure your question is, “how do we tap these inner strengths”?
No, you don’t have to constantly put yourself in great danger nor do you have to pound your brain to a pulp to get your inner strength to manifest itself. Simply finding your purpose and focusing on this will allow you to gain or call on your inner strength to help you take control of your life.
Quite a lot of times, people take a long time (think years) to discover their life’s purpose. They just know the end result that they want which is often to feel content and fulfilled in life, but more often than not they don’t really know how to achieve this. The key is to probe into your deepest and innermost thoughts to find out what it is you really want in your life.
Once you find your purpose, that which gives you enormous joy and sense of accomplishment, you can now begin to use self-hypnosis or visualization techniques to bring you to act on your self-development goals.
I know this is easier said than done because sometimes life just throws a lot of curve balls at us. We get distracted and we sometimes miss the forest for the trees. Life is really like that, nothing much you can do but to stay focused and persistent. The good thing is it can be done, although it might take a lot more work for some than others. Still, the prospects are a lot better this way than going through life as if you are wandering through a desert not knowing which way to go.
Using visualization or self hypnosis is a good way to keep you at it. When you have a clear picture in your mind that shows you have achieved what it is you have set your eye on, it is just so much easier to stay motivated because you are giving your mind and body the encouragement and support it needs. And we all know how good it feels to feel supported and encouraged, right?
Another thing about visualizations is that it helps us to draw up a process flow or a map so that we can point our mind in the right direction. Think of it as your compass.
Finding your purpose lets you chart out your goals in accordance to achieving that purpose. When you have your goals written down for you it is so much easier to identify the things you need to do to achieve them, right?
About the Author
Rachel Ford is a Clinical Hypnotherapist & Personal Change Coach. For more information about how to access the power of your mind, pop over to her hypnosis blog at http://freehypnosistips.blogspot.com