How to Get a Piece of Peace in Your Life

Wednesday, July 13, 2005


Close your eyes and visualize a place that brings you the most peace. It can be a place in nature, a fantasy place, or it can be a place in your past. Go there. Try to see as many details as possible. Even attempt to hear or smell or taste. Stay as long as you can. Breathe deeply.

You may prefer to revisit a favorite memory and can get more directions from A Moment of Joy.

If you do this once a day, you could notice health and psychological benefits. The brain is greatly affected by visualization because it does not distinguish between sensations in the real world, or recalled sensations within one's mind. It simply records and sends messages to the body as it is told to do. For more interesting research see #5 on this list.

You can also visualize things that you wish for your future. When you create these visualizations, your brain sends these images to your subconscious which then begins to work with you to make those things possible. When doing this type of visualization, be careful not to send negative or skeptical messages that would negate the power of thought.

Visualization is also an effective method for healing old pains in the past. Visualize what you would like to do differently, what you would like to say, how you would like to be there for yourself at that time. Visualize a future life with that pain detached from you.

Here is a chart that lists the different types of brainwaves and their attributes.

If you've tried a visualization and have found it to be difficult, continue to try it. As with many things, it improves with practice.