May 20, 2010
Visualization Realization

For months now, friends have been talking about visualization techniques. How thoughts become things. Creating vision boards. Dropping into theta wave states. Manifesting reality by imagining it.

I just didn’t get it. I can close my eyes, bring myself into a calm, deep meditation and imagine walk down an imagined forested path to reach my heart’s desire, only there is never anything at the end of the path. Looking through a magazine for images of my goals and wishes only frustrates me.

The trouble is that I don’t have many goals or desires. There are things I want to achieve, but they are either already happening or just not that important. I’m not particularly interested in riches; I have a good marriage; I am happy most of the time; my health is acceptable. Sure, I could wish to amp up any or all of those but I feel that the basics are covered and anything else that comes my way is a bonus which I do not particularly seek.

And here is the realization: even though I seem to fail at my own visualizations, I can imagine the way to someone else’s concrete goal. If someone puts me on a project, I can visualise like crazy. A design for the party dress pops into my head and then I start to figure out how to build it, imagining exactly what sorts of fabric to use and how to trim it. Or I see how to schedule six simultaneous video projects, reuse resources to cut production time and keep it all within budget. Birthday cake? I will know the appropriate flavour, filling and frosting in a blink and can give you a schedule of when it will be made so it is fresh and ready for the big day.

No doubt there is some deep significance in this. Am I not self-motivated? Maybe I lack creative drive or innovation. I don’t know, but if you give me something to do, I can see clearly how to do it.

Posted by kuri at May 20, 2010 12:25 PM

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