What If Life Doesn’t Hand You A Lemon? Imagine It Anyway!
Reality Is For People With No Imagination. Some of you have heard that before, haven’t you? That said, get ready to USE your “imagination”, OK? . . .
Now, if you would, please put your elbow on the table, flatten your hand, palm up (not too far from your face), and imagine a lemon setting on the palm of your hand.
Just pretend or imagine that you can indeed smell the lemon. Sniff it. Doesn’t it have a crisp, clean smell?
Now, doesn’t it have a pretty lemon yellow color? Just pretend or imagine that you can indeed see the pretty lemon yellow color of the lemon.
And that you can feel the texture of the lemon lightly with the pads of your fingers. Doesn’t it feel lumpy?
Now, squeeze it and imagine or pretend you can feel the consistency.
Smell it again. Hold it up to your nose and take a deep breath.
Imagine you can hear someone say, *My, isn’t that a pretty lemon you are holding in your hand? Doesn’t it smell fantastic?*
Now, I’d like you to, in your mind, cut a slice off the lemon.
Is the juice dripping down your fingers? Good. It’s easier to smell the free-flowing juice, now that the lemon is cut, isn’t it?
Now, pick up that slice and put it in your mouth. Just in your mouth, not on your tongue. Doesn’t it smell fresh?
OK, do you feel the juices dripping on to your tongue? Great.
Now, set the lemon slice on your tongue. Oooh, can you taste that tangy juice? Great.
Now . . .
What is happening in your mouth?
Well, if you’re like a good percentage of the people, your mouth is salivating. OR drying up. Either way, you are having a reaction to the sight, sound, smell, taste, and feel of the lemon.
You know why?
Your brain does not know the difference between real and *vividly* imagined!
Now, how can this help you?
Well, just think for a minute. What if you’re going to go somewhere, and you are just imagining how much fun you are NOT going to have. Wow. You’re going to have a terrible time, aren’t you? Well, why?
Why would you want to have a terrible time? Why not imagine that you are going to have a great time? That something terrific is going to happen to you. Use all your senses and look at the picture of something terrific happening. Wow. How does that make you feel?
You can bet that if you concentrated on seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, and tasting a great time, that’s where your brain will take you. You show it a picture you want and use all your senses and it’ll do it’s best to show you your great picture in reality.
Now, do you understand the term, “Reality is for people with no imagination?”
You usually hear people say, “Get real. This is reality!”
I say, if you take the time and effort to change your view of reality, your brain will put in the time and effort to make your reality become your life.
Thanks for reading,
Master Neuro Linguistic Programmer
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