Thursday, November 27, 2008


Imagination plays a far more important role in our lives than most of us realise.

Creative imagination is not something reserved for the poets, philosophers or inventors. It enters into our every act. Imagination sets the goal "picture" which our automatic mechanism works on. We act, or fail to act, not because of "will" as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination.

A human being always acts and feels and performs in accordance with what he imagines to be true about himself and his environment. This is the fundamental law of the mind. It is the way we are built.

Realising that our actions, feelings and behaviour are the result of our own images and beliefs gives us the lever that psychology has always needed for changing personality. Mental pictures offer us an opportunity to practise new traits and attitudes which otherwise we could not do. This is possible because again - your nervous system cannot tell the difference between an actual experience and one that is vividly imagined.

If we picture ourselves performing in a certain manner, it is nearly the same as the actual performance. Mental practice helps to make perfect

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