You often hear the phrase “seeing is believing”. What does this mean to you? Perhaps you interpret it as a need to see something in person before you believe that it is true. On the other hand you may understand a deeper implication; that by seeing something vividly in your minds’ eye you begin to believe in its truth.
In actual fact both of these viewpoints can be seen to be correct as in themselves they dictate your own personal outcome. It has to be said that one is inherently negative whilst the other has the potential to pave your way to success.
If you are of the mind-set that you have to see it to believe it, you will wait until you see “it” happen before you expend any effort; it’s a kind of “I don’t want to waste my time” or “I don’t want to get my hopes up and then be let down” attitude. OK, so you don’t get hurt, but you don’t progress either; this attitude erects walls around your life and keeps you inside them. Your life becomes a progression of same old thoughts, same old habits and same old outcomes.
If, on the other hand, you allow yourself to dream and to truly imagine that which you want, you effectively create an emotional attachment to that goal, an expectation that it will materialize. When you see something and at the same time there is an associated emotional attachment to it you will be propelled in that direction as if by a very powerful force. It’s as if you are surfing on the crest of a wave. Your thoughts and emotions, when aligned in this way, act like a current to sweep you forwards.
In terms of weight loss, it is important to acknowledge the effect of both your emotions and your mental imagery. Many (if not most) nutritionists estimate that about 75% of over-eating is caused by emotions. Some would say that close to 100% of over-eating can be attributed to emotional connections. Whatever specific percentage you believe it to be, I think everyone will agree that it’s pretty high, and thus will appreciate that if you could just “detach” those emotions from the act of eating, you should find that you’ll lose weight as easily as shelling peas.
Your emotions and your mental imagery tend to be tied up together; they interlink and each impacts upon the other. It’s not a one way street, but a two way dynamic flow of imagery and emotion. Once you realize the truth in this statement you can no doubt appreciate how your eyes can be used to help you to lose weight easily. A task which no doubt previously seemed so hard, if not impossible, suddenly becomes a whole lot easier.
It is important to create images in your minds’ eye of yourself as you want to be. As you do this you feel an almost immediate lift in your emotions. You can feel your eyes and your emotions becoming swept along together.
If you don’t believe me, run a quick test. Close your eyes and picture yourself looking at your frumpiest and fattest; picture your clothes not fitting very well and even feeling uncomfortable. Ask yourself “how do you feel?” And then, still with your eyes closed, move that picture off to one side of your mind and replace it with a bright clear image of a super, healthy, slim, sensual, and sexy new you. Again, ask yourself “how do you feel?”
I would wager a bet that even without closing your eyes, just whilst you read those few words in the last paragraph, you were aware of your emotions being triggered and changed. And so now you can appreciate more fully how very important it is for you to allow yourself to lose weight easily by imagining being slim, healthy and happy. As you see it you will create an emotional attachment which allows you to believe it. You can in fact lose weight by “seeing yourself slim”.
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