Sometimes the quickest and easiest way to feel good – is to *imagine* yourself feeling good. Some people practice different types of “visualization” and what I’m doing is less about “seeing” and more about “feeling”.
Sitting quietly with my eyes closed, and imagining the way I would feel “as if” I was in my perfect state of health and happiness – amazingly DOES make me feel wonderful and happy and healthy and even bursting with love for everyone and everything. I feel so happy that tears come to my eyes! Every time I do this, I am instantly “lightened” and filled with hope and energy and inspiration. That’s why I opened up my blog this morning, after a long absence, and decided to write something about this experience. It really works!
For a while now, I have been learning about and doing Mindfulness and Meditation exercises, and these practices are helpful in becoming more centered in the present – in this moment. Experiencing being present, here and now, with no expectations or judgments about anything in particular. Just being present, and noticing my breath and my thoughts, has been calming and educational.
But nothing works so well and so quickly to lift me up – as just *imagining* what it would feel like if I was already in a state of *bliss.* And once I’m there, I want to stay there and share this feeling with everyone everywhere. If only I could, I really would.
I wrote down the following words to describe how I felt after this morning’s experiment in “imagining” myself feeling wonderful: lightness, health, strength, sunshine, ease, grace, movement, dancing, love, warmth, welcome, acceptance, peace, sharing, humor, laughter, hilarity, silliness, flow in, flow out, pass through water, clarity, clear, calm, open, discovery, awe, joy, creativity, togetherness, unity, all, all are welcome, all are accepted, all are appreciated, caring, bountiful….
How great is that?! I hope some of you will try it. Just get comfortable wherever you are. Close your eyes. Imagine how you would feel if you were *already* as healthy, happy, loved, safe, secure, and content as you could ever want to be. You don’t have to imagine what your happiness looks like – just imagine what it FEELS like.
My sincere hope is that this works for you too! Please let me know. Maybe by “liking” my Facebook Page for The Positive Thinking Diet!