Thursday, October 25, 2012

Vision Boards and Folders

When I got home from work this evening, Rick and the dogs were sitting around the fire pit.
Spending the day, working in the yard yesterday paid off.......we both sat for awhile, enjoying the warmth of the fire, and the setting sun.  It was a great way to wind down before dinner.

I talked with a student today, he told me that my class had helped him to discover some things about himself.  He asked if that was common in yoga.  I told him yes,  because yoga takes you on an inward
journey.  Through the stillness and breathwork and meditation, it can be a wonderful self-discovery tool.  I also encouraged him to create a vision board.  Vision boards can help you discover many things about yourself......and can be a useful tool in obtaining the life you seek.   Basically you look through magazines, newspapers for words, phrases, and pictures of the life that appeals to you, of goals you want to reach, work, creative endeavors......make a collage, place it somewhere so that you can see it every day.  It is pretty amazing what that board  can do in a year.  Nothing fancy, you look at it every day, you are reminded of those things, the life you want, the work that is important to you, and if you are not working toward those images, there is conflict in the brain,  and you subconsciously strive to obtain them.

Today was that student's birthday, I mentioned to him that I usually did my board on my birthday or New Year's.  I have mentioned these boards before, if you have never tried one, don't scoff, try it, see what happens.  Our arbor that leads to our front door, and the firepit were both on previous
vision boards, my best friend had clipped a picture of a very expensive sofa years ago that she wanted........about six months ago, she found the sofa at a consignment store, in great condition, at a fragment of the original price.  Her words and pictures are in a folder that she looks at weekly.  Nothing is too great, or too insignificant for your board or folder.  My 200 RYT was on one of my boards, so was a trip to the Rockies......both obtained.

In the words of Wayne Dyer, "you get what you think about, whether you want it or not."  Might as well look at that board or folder, and get what you want.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams

1 comment:

  1. I put a picture of people parting on the Grand Canal in Venice on a visioning board because I loved the image of friends together. I had hoped to visit Venice again but it was not at the top of my list. Before the year was out I had been back to beautiful Venice. I would love to hear what others have experienced with their boards. My next project is a board of great haircuts.