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Saturday, June 9, 2007

Thinking From the End

The Arch at Labna (Ruta del Sur) Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
As is my habit, I was listening to a CD in the car on my way home. Today’s selection was a Wayne Dyer seminar called The Secrets of the Power of Intention (a 6-CD set, which I highly recommend), in which Dyer refers to thinking from the end, by which he means that one should look at life, at that which one hopes to achieve, and at that which one wants in one’s life, from the perspective of it already having happened…thinking from the end.

It’s not a new concept, but I find that the spin he puts on it, with his inevitable enthusiasm and good cheer, is very encouraging. He says: contemplate yourself as being surrounded by the conditions which you intend to produce.

That’s quite a mouthful for something so simple, so easy, for all of us to do.

Imagine that things in your life are as you would like them to be. Think on that. As you go through your day, allow yourself to feel all the emotions you imagine you would feel if you were already there. Live your day, do your work, love the people in your life, while enveloping yourself in the thoughts and feelings of how it would be if everything you wish to attain, all your goals, all your dreams, were already here. Or perhaps you prefer to concentrate on one goal or dream in particular, as you go about your day, in the contemplation of seeing yourself surrounded by the conditions which you intend to produce.

So simple. And such a wonderful way for you to continually remind yourself of where you are going. And helping yourself feel good on the way to getting there, as you do all you have to do to get yourself there, by imagining how you would feel if you already were there.

It doesn’t have to be Dyer, it doesn’t have to be any specific author, but I do encourage you to continually surround yourself by the work of speakers and thinkers who motivate you to keep your energy high (see also It’s Not Necessarily a Question of a Lot of Hard Work and Keep Energy High! Watch How You Feed Your Brain, Heart & Spirit), in order for you to be able to stay in the place where you are able to think from the end.

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