By Colin G Smith
I don't know about you but these days I often hear people using the word 'enlightenment' as if it's a common experience. According to Buddhism enlightenment is the complete cessation of all sufferings and a permanent state of peace and happiness.
Not many people there yet then!
Everyone wants more freedom. And as you know real freedom comes from within. Our sense of the external reality around us is strongly influenced by our internal 'maps' of reality.>From time to time we have certain thoughts that restrict our sense of freedom. These thoughts are sometimes beliefs that were formed earlier in our life and are now out of date! Other times our thoughts are clouded by impaired perception.
One of the amazing facts about the time we find ourselves in now is that there is an absolute abundance of methods, techniques and tools available to us for re-modeling our realities in a way that enables us to experience much more freedom!
So as we find ourselves on this journey, this journey on the road to freedom what changes start to arise in your minds eye? Because even just a small change can generate new feelings of freedom.
Have you ever seen one of those optical illusion drawings? You know the ones where there is a picture and at first glance you can just see one face. But as you continue looking and change your focus ever so slightly you get a surprise when another image in the picture appears!
You can relate this to your perspectives on things in your life. New perspectives can be very powerful and you don't necessarily need to view things from a radically different viewpoint. Just a small shift in perspective can bring about profound changes.
If you were to recall a recent situation where you would have preferred to act in a more resourceful manner, could you imagine reviewing the situation from a different perspective? How about looking at it as if it were a movie. And what new information would arise if you viewed it from the perspective of a giant eagle? Or a field mouse? Or what about from the viewpoint of a fly with it's one hundred eye vision.
Give it a go because this kind of visualisation exercise can free-up you creative mind and allow you to make new realisations as your unconscious reveals previously hidden information!
As you continue to use your mind more you build faith in your own ability. And when that faith builds you find yourself able to make the changes you desire more easily. Your self-esteem begins to build and you will inspire others with your new sense of freedom.
About The Author
Colin G Smith is a licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro- Linguistic Programming (NLP) and author of 'The NLP ToolBox', a personal development book that enables the reader to master any area of their life with amazing speed. Complete information on Colin G Smith's books are available at his website, including a FREE personal development eBook. http://www.NLPToolBox.com