You start off chemically charged from the moment you set eyes on them. You begin fantasizing about the “what if’s” and get excited imagining the things you always said you wanted in them. Things rush in! Can you feel it yet? Close your eyes and sink into that feeling a little deeper. Feel it through your entire being. Continue to impress upon your imagination what that person looks like. Remember how excited you become when they move in close. How does your skin feel when they’re touching you? How do they smell? What are they wearing? What are you wearing? How are you standing? Is it powerful? Is it confident? Do you feel your entire self?
Now, open your eyes. Where are you? Is that present moment still with you? What you just created was a fantasy IRT—in real time! That is what we do all day long. We create moments. We think up ideas whether those ideas are true or false. Sometimes we believe those ideas. Sometimes we want those ideas so badly to work for us, but what we miss is how every millisecond of the day is another opportunity to create spontaneous moments and serendipity. And how we keep living with fire between our veins depends upon the sharpening of our minds.
Pause for a second. I want you to take a deep breath, then let it out. Wait. Now try to connect to a memory of a time when you were unhappy. What do you remember? Was the unhappiness caused by an experience with something or someone that created this unwanted feeling? Or was it based on a perception you had of what occurred? Notice how quickly or how long it took you to return to that period of time. Whatever it was rethink it today. Reimagine it another way. Connect with other components that you can recall such as sounds, sights, people, and how you were feeling that day too. Is the story different now than how you once recalled it? Did you forget aspects of that day that are presently flowing?
The events are not the only necessities of this story. What is crucial is how you retain and use what it is you remember. However you use your brain to show yourself what you’re capable of is up to your brain and its decisions. As we formulate powerful and exciting feelings that we enjoy, we also formulate despicable and forgettable or regrettable moments that we want to ignore. Every moment does something unique and personal to where we are mentally and physically in space and time.
Here’s an exercise for you to try the next time you decide to use your brain constructively: visualize the full engagement of all your physical senses to co-opt something magical that you will experience throughout your body. Recognize the power you have to create any moment that you wish. Then, thank whatever ultimate power you might believe in for how your mind works. Sit in the memories that arise both mentally and physically. Stay with each moment when you notice it. Try this whenever you are feeling anything that may be complicated or confusing to you and watch what happens. May you discover more awareness and more thrilling adventures along this path of liberating yourself from the painful experiences that were once your reality.
*This blog is about becoming free. It’s a reflection of introspective thoughts and experiences that have crossed miles of self-discovery. I created this blog to inspire others to live life with less self-criticism, judgment and openness to new experiences. May you find that you learn how to live a life by design and on your own terms!*