Letting Your Imagination Run Away With You
Okay, I know that I’ve written about the power of the imagination; it is a magnificent tool, but sometimes there is a tendency to let our imagination run away with us.
I love this wacky phrase and all that it implies; instead of us using the imagination as a tool for inspiration and innovation, the imagination takes over and takes us away.
This would be fantastic if we actually allowed it to takes us to someplace wonderful; however, most often we end up down a road of fear and frustration.
So today’s lesson is simple, but will undoubtedly be profound.
Pay attention to your mind and the tricks it plays. Be aware that these tricks are ancestral holdovers for safety purposes. (Your ancestors needed to run even if they thought there was a saber tooth tiger lurking in the background.) They are also patterns that you have taught yourself and learned over time in order to avoid present day danger.
· Do you become fearful when things are going well, simply because things are going well?
· Do you expect the worse only to find that your fears were not real?
· Do you spread your fear to others? (I heard they are laying people off, you’d better get ready.)
· Do your thoughts keep you up at night?
If you answered these questions with, “Yeah, but everybody does that.” Then you’ve made my case for me; your imagination has run away with you.
Today, when these thoughts arise, try to still your mind. Take a moment to meditate and clear your thinking.
As soon as you erase your tape, you must replace it with the truth.
· I deserve this goodness, I’ve worked for it and I can enjoy it.
· Things are never as bad as I imagine them.
· The bad news I’ve imagined may or may not be true; I can investigate further and until I know for certain, I will keep it to myself.
· I will use my sleep to dream good things and allow my imagination to take me in a more positive direction.
Your mind is a very powerful tool. Too often though, we use it for fear and fretting. Let’s change our thoughts and thought process to become and imagine our best.
Be you, be well, be in charge of your imagination
Bertice Berry, PhD.