Sunday, April 22, 2012
Disciplined Focus Creates a New Direction In Quantum Physics, everything exists as sub-atomic particles … ENERGY. When the mind contemplates an idea, it gives definition and solidity to the idea. Because we exist in a quantum energy field (Einstein called it “the Unified Field”), as you think, you give off signals, at a subatomic level of energy that actually defines and solidifies your idea. In other words, there is power in imagination. Mahatma Ghandi said, “To create a change, you must become it.” Wilma Rudolph, the Olympic athlete who won three gold medals, was a example of the power of imagination. Rudolph said, “I love the freedom in running, the fresh air, the feeling that the only person I’m competing with is me.” The freedom of running allowed Rudolph’s imagination to soar. Rudolph was born prematurely, her survival doubtful. At age four, she contracted double pneumonia and scarlet fever, which left her with a paralyzed left leg. She was told she would never walk again. At 9, she took off the metal brace; she had depended on, and began walking without it. By age 13, she had developed a rhythmic walk, which was considered a miracle. That same year she decided to become a runner. Even though every race she entered, she came in last and everyone told her to quit, she didn’t. Eventually, she won a race, and then another. Soon she won every race she entered and went on to win three Olympic gold medals. Wilma Rudolph said, “My mother taught me very early to believe I could achieve anything I wanted. The first was to walk without braces.” Wilma Rudolph used the power of her mind to achieve her goals -- belief in self, willingness to try, determination to keep going, and imagination to define and solidify her goals. She said, “I love the freedom in running, the fresh air, the feeling that the only person I’m competing with is me.” If we understand that the only person we are competing with is ourselves, our competition can be one of joy and deliberateness. We all have the same power that Rudolph used to achieve her goals. Yet the discipline to direct it is a choice. Most use the power of their minds negatively. They jump from one dilemma to another captivated with the excitement of drama. They live in constant distraction. But there are others, like Wilma Rudolph, who focuses on what they want and accomplish it. You can do the same. It takes discipline. Start by setting a time daily for creative visualization. Ask yourself, if I could have what I wanted, what would it look like? Then contemplate that “new” situation for 5-10 minutes. Each day you are defining and solidifying a “new” direction. As opportunities appear (a race), willingly grasp them and go for the gold. You may not win the first the first time out, but in time, your mind, will and determination will be strong, and you’ll go all the way to victory. Knowing that the only person you are competing with is yourself, our competition can be one of joy and deliberateness.