The world’s most delicious fruit comes from a tree that started as a seed… planted in a pile of manure. Nonetheless, cow dung is universally regarded as unappealing, to say the least. Most people have a similar perspective on manifestation and visualisation practises. They are only judged by the fruit they bear. Regardless of the outcome, manifestation is an effective habit.
Here’s why you should practise manifestation even if it doesn’t bring your dreams to life.
The self-belief catch-22
I strongly believe in positive self-talk. Humans are highly impressionable, so your internal dialogue is crucial. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with,” Jim Rohn famously said. So make an effort to be a positive influence on yourself and those around you. Most people have unknowingly practised manifestation at some point in their lives. Maybe they were hoping to see their romantic crush on the elevator. Or hoping that despite a shaky first interview, they get their dream job. Humans, on the other hand, are notoriously sceptical. And anything that appears to be too good to be true usually is.
In the past, I’ve been sceptical of manifestation, not to mention frustrated by it. I decided to test the power of manifestation after hearing celebrities and motivational speakers wax poetic about it. Every day, I began writing down my goals, speaking confidently about my future, and visualising my dreams. I’d sit and fantasise about my ideal life for a few minutes before returning to reality — where nothing had changed. My summer body was still missing in the mail, and no boat would dock outside my house. I felt silly over time (because my dreams did not come true). Seeing is believing, but believing became difficult when I had nothing to show for my efforts. That is, until I realised the true value of manifestation is unrelated to the outcome. The point is in the act of practising.
Nine-tenths of the law is based on perception.
You’ve probably heard the saying, ‘possession is nine-tenths of the law.’ When it comes to The Law of Attraction, perception creates reality. In her book “The Secret,” Ronda Byrne popularised the concept of the Law of Attraction. The theory goes that thoughts, whether positive or negative, manifest into reality. You can will something into existence by concentrating on what you want in life. The book was a smashing success, with millions of people finding solace in the idea that they have control over their destiny. Others dismissed it as spiritual quackery. Regardless of your beliefs, the power of visualisation is scientifically proven.
According to research, thoughts that are reinforced over time (especially through imagery) become indistinguishable from reality. Perception becomes reality in this sense. Depending on your point of view, manifestation can be perceived as bull*t or as fertiliser.
Manifestation is more than wishful thinking; it is brain training. Many people believe that manifestation is simply hoping, praying, or wishing for your dreams to come true.
Nothing could be further from the truth. The vast majority of our development occurs unconsciously. According to one study, 95% of all brain activity is unconscious. By concentrating your attention on one aspect of your life, you will subconsciously work towards it. The Law of Attraction does not shape the world around you; rather, it assists you in navigating it.
Here are some reasons why manifestation is valuable regardless of the outcome:
- It teaches unconscious behaviour.
Charles Duhigg discusses the origins of habits in his book “The Power of Habit,” explaining that they are survival mechanisms. We used to rely on habits to save brain space for important tasks like creating weapons, finding shelter, or detecting danger. Instead of stuffing goals into your conscious mind, make them unconscious. Set your intentions on a consistent basis to train your unconscious brain to work towards them.
- It serves as a reminder of your mission.
The word “why” is the most powerful in the English language, and it is also the driving force behind everything we do. When you’re feeling unmotivated or lost, it’s critical to remind yourself of your goals — and, more importantly, why you’re working towards them. Reiterating your objectives serves as a constant reminder of your purpose. Life is an adventure. Your compass is your ‘why’.
- It boosts self-esteem.
Fear of success is just as common as fear of failure. Many people hope, wish, and dream of success, only to be caught off guard when it arrives. Furthermore, with success comes expectation: “What will happen if I succeed?” “What if I lose it all?” “Do I deserve it?” “Expectation is the root of all heartache,” wrote William Shakespeare. Develop self-confidence by mentally preparing for the future.
- It promotes self-awareness
At times, modern life can feel like one big distraction. And it’s often a welcome one — we all have feelings we’d rather not have. However, it is critical to pay attention to them. Particularly the unpleasant ones. Faced with your goals, you are constantly forced to examine your life. What steps have you taken to get closer to your goal of starting a business?
What begins as a simple reaffirmation of your goals may lead you down a path of self-discovery. Let it. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom,” Aristotle said.
- It destroys your glass ceiling
When you’re young, anything seems possible I even had dreams of becoming a billionaire. However, as time passes (and you become more accustomed to failure), you may begin to limit yourself. This is something I’m guilty of. I’ve always been very confident, but after a few major setbacks in life, I started setting my sights lower and lower. It became difficult to imagine a life that was anything other than ordinary. Until I discovered this one manifestation hack. If you’re having trouble seeing your future because of past failures, try feeling it instead. Be as certain of your future as you are that you will take your next breath or wake up tomorrow. Enjoy the sensation. You don’t have to see your future if you can feel it.
Real-life alchemy is manifestation.
Paulo Coelho’s novel “The Alchemist” depicts the fictional practise of alchemy. By bending the chemistry of natural elements, a skilled alchemist can convert copper to gold or cure incurable diseases. Alchemy appears to be magic to the naked eye, but it is based on science. Even the most skilled practitioner is incapable of creating something from nothing. They must follow the laws of nature.
Manifestation operates on a similar principle.
Nobody can achieve their ideal life unless they work for it. Manifesting creates unconscious habits, powerful mindsets, and aligns your desires with your actions.
In a nutshell, manifestation trains unconscious behaviour. It reminds you of your “why.” Increases confidence in the future. Maintains your personal compass. It enables you to overcome limiting beliefs. You don’t need magic to create your ideal life; you already have the tools.
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