Imagine that you are in the produce department of your local grocery store. In the citrus section, I want you to pick up and examine several lemons until you find the freshest, juiciest one to take home with you. At home, find a clean knife and cutting board and cut a large wedge into your lemon, while the juice runs down your fingers. Now imagine yourself biting into the juicy flesh of your lemon, catching the juice in your mouth and tasting its citric sourness. I can nearly guarantee that you are salivating more now then before you started reading this blog.
Our thoughts are more powerful than you likely think. Have you ever sat around telling ghost stories? Did you feel scared? Have you ever had a physical reaction while reading a romance novel? Your body responds to your thoughts. Your emotions respond to your body. Although emotions create a physiological change, creating a physiological change can alter your emotions because they are so tightly paired. Research has shown that simply arranging your facial muscles into a smile sends a message to your brain that you are experiencing happiness, and your brain then releases the chemicals that induce happy feelings.
Have you harnessed the power of your thoughts? Do you believe in yourself and your ability to achieve your goals? Can you visualize what you want to achieve? Do you know how to think yourself happier?
May 21st, 2009