Monday, 12 December 2011
There are many ways we can take charge of our lives.
I'm going to review some of the ways that work for me in the next few days.
The first is to recognise that we do have choice.
Making a conscious choice to follow one direction in preference to another is
open to all of us.
We can change the way we think, we can change our childhood conditioning.
We can change our habits and our beliefs.
We can change the way we behave.
Recognising this is the first step in making it happen.
We can choose to stay calm even in difficult situations. We can make it our habit.
Here is an exercise to do just that.
Imagine yourself calm relaxed and at peace.
Tell yourself you have all the time in the world.
In your imagination, note your slow breathing, unhurried speech,relaxed gestures,
hint of a smile.
Now start pretending you are exactly like the person in your imagination. Act as
if you really are that person.
Just for a minute imagine yourself at work at play or in some social situation.
How does it feel to be calm and relaxed in that situation.
Imagine others seeing you as that calm relaxed person. How does that feel ?
Our imagination is one of our greatest gifts lets use it to help us develop the skills we desire.