Here is an excerpt from my book, SEVEN STEPS TO INNER POWER. As you read this, think about a goal or something you want to overcome. Do your images and thoughts support what you want to accomplish?
You learned in the last chapter that it is important be responsible when forming your quality purpose and determination, the fourth principle of mental conduct. Visualization is the first step in bringing forth your quality purpose, and you must exercise responsibility in what you imagine. The mental images you form must absolutely support what you want to create, and you should visualize them with as much detail and clarity as possible. If you give equal time to images contrary to your objective, it would be like trying to dig a hole and fill it at the same time – you’ll make no progress.
Unfortunately, when we have idle time, many of us have a habit of running all sorts of negative pictures through our minds. Knowing that your thinking will take form in one way or the other, you can see that if you hold in mind an image that stems from fear, for instance, you are energizing what you fear. You are letting your fear put you in a prison of your own making. Knowing also that visualization is a powerful part of the creative process, you can use this wonderful tool to lend positive momentum to achieving your goals. Allow your mind to dwell only on those images that support you and others, and see how quickly things change. And again, when negative thoughts and emotions arise, let them flow away from you as quickly as they come.
Keep in mind, too, that if your ideas are different from what everyone else around you seems to be thinking, it doesn’t mean that you’re wrong or that your ideas are not valuable. Most flowers bloom in the sun and close at night. But not all of them. The moon flower is an exception. We certainly cannot consider the moon flower to be “wrong” for blooming in the moonlight. Each of us has our own purpose, our own unique contribution and exceptional beauty to express. With balance as your armor, awareness as your shield, and visualization as your sword, you have three powerful tools to help you break through limitations and access your inner power to make your goals a reality.