I believe with 100% certainty that what we "see" in our thoughts will be brought to life, both good and bad. If we visualize that "it" will never happen, and we add enough real emotion to that visual, it'll most likely never happen. Why would we consistently think with such negativity and pessimism? I'll leave that answer for another conversation. Conversely, if we "see" what we want and make it real enough in our mind, we dramatically increase the percentage that it will happen. Knowing that what we see in our mind's-eye will actually manifest is extremely fascinating, and is what I'm dedicated to sharing with those who will listen.
Walking with my wife and little girl around our neighborhood this morning is what started this topic in my head. As we walked from block to block, we noticed how much bigger and more beautiful the homes became. There was actually a house that we became very interested in, but we knew that it would be extremely expensive. Putting the potential price aside, we made a call to ask about this specific house, and began the "mental picture" rolling. We began talking about "our new home, and how wonderful it WILL be for Logan to experience such a big back yard and tons of grass to play on. Our new neighborhood WILL be the best walking neighborhood we've ever lived in, and WILL be super close to downtown shopping."
Whether we eventually move in to this new house or not is completely irrelevant... what is important, though, is that we made it possible to get the result we want -- how? We made it real, very real in our mind, visualizing the future as if it was happening now! This point is extremely important, because it's how our visuals eventually manifest. If my wife and I talked about how nice it "could be..." or "maybe would be if..." then it wouldn't feel real to our mind, therefore not allowing the unconscious to take over (that's also another conversation).
I don't just think this is possible... I've lived through life changing results from altering my belief system in this way. I grew up extremely negative, pessimistic, and the antithesis of this type of thinking. I eventually learned (through personal experience) that "seeing it before it happens" really does work. I won't lie and tell you I completely understand the science behind the results... but I will tell you, with complete sincerity and confidence, that it'll change your life!!!
Actually, thinking about the science:
It's been scientifically proven that the brain doesn't know the difference between strong, emotional visualizations and real life events. Here's one cool experiment: Three Olympic sprinters were attached to monitors all over their bodies that would record how, if, and when their muscles would fire during a strong visualization. They were asked to close their eyes and visualize a 100 meter sprint, making it as real as possible in their minds. The results were mind-boggling... the computers recorded the EXACT SAME TYPE OF MUSCLE FIRE that would be made under a real race. In other words, their muscles responded to the brain, which responded to the sprinters' visualization, creating real-time muscle movement. The sprinters also were covered in sweat, as if they just finished a race (remember, they were just laying there, motionless)... freakin' amazing!
Uh-oh... my cell's ringing... it's the EX-owner of "our new house." Gotta go pack and call the moving company-- cause we're moving up the street. Did I tell you how big the back yard was?
Oops ~ IS!