Key To Success

What do you do when you come across a key to success in a book you're reading? You ponder over it. Since I read many books and come across many keys, I thought it would be fun to share the ideas that arise as I contemplate a key to success. Reading is not just about absorbing information, it's also about contemplating, allowing the ideas to blossom within, and nurturing a seed tossed in the rich soil of the inner garden.

Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

I got my Master's degree in psychotherapy more than a decade ago. Since then I've studied the human condition with fascination. Over the years, I've learned a singular lesson: your life does not work when you oppose your soul nature. If you want a magical life, you have to drop your inauthentic transactions with the world. You discover your own power when you spend time alone to figure out what you really love to do.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

An Exercise To Open Your Mind To Your Possibilities

Everything exists twice. First, in your mind. Later, before you in three-dimensional space.

In your mind, then, create a perfect room. See yourself sitting in the middle of it, buried deep in the folds of a huge, comfortable chair that feels as soft as a cloud. See a smile of contentment float across your face.

Closing your eyes as you sit or snuggle in your favorite chair and begin to invent the rest of the room. Fill it up with your favorite things. It might have luxurious furniture, or it might be an art studio, a library, or anything else that would make you feel that you are in your element. Let the room be an expression of you.

Now shape the walls. Do you want brick walls? Do you want to be in a geodesic dome? Do you feel an adobe dwelling would work for you? Choose the ideal shape, form, color and textures of your walls.

Finally, place your room wherever you feel most secure and yet excited. Do you want it sitting on a mountaintop overlooking a breathtaking valley or an infinite ocean? Do you want it in a glass bubble in the depths of the ocean?

Now that you're ensconced in your “cave” begin to project how your life could be.

Imagine what it would be like to have your ideal body.

Imagine what it would be like to be with people you love all day long.

Imagine the freedom to do work or play that you find truly exhilarating.

Surround yourself with the resources that you need to be living your unique and fascinating destiny.

Spend time doing this exercise, luxuriate in it. Make this daydream long and deep.

This exercise will open up your mind to your possibilities.

Do not concern yourself with how you will realize your ideal scene. Leave that to your subconscious mind.

Your task is simply to dream boldly. The details will then become apparent to you over time.

Imagine, just for a moment, if you could create a life-pattern where you could live your ideal day.

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Saleem Rana got his masters in psychotherapy from California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, Ca., 15 years ago and now resides in Denver, Colorado. His articles on the internet have inspired over ten thousand people from around the world. Discover how to create a remarkable life

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