Visualizing The Best Year of My Life

I have to say that The Secret honestly creeps me out sometimes. If you are unfamiliar with the book called The Secret, I’ll sum it up pretty succinctly. The core teaching is that visualization works. If you focus on the negative around you, you will receive more of that. If you focus on the positive and what you want, you will get more of that. Simply, your thoughts are like a magnet. Some people view this notion as “woo woo,” but there are countless examples of athletes and business people who use visualization every day to get what they want.

It often creeps me out because I will either open the book to a random page when I’m looking for an answer and receive just what I need, or I’ll get an email from the author at just the right moment. That’s what happened today.

I had just read an email from a friend who is struggling with divorce and of course I was looking for the right words to say without sounding like I was giving unsolicited advice (which I know no one likes). Here is an excerpt from an email that I received my inbox just a moment later:

A Secret Scrolls message from Rhonda Byrne
Creator of The Secret and The Power

“You can make 2012 the best year of your life! And you can do it very easily, right now.

All you have to do is set the most powerful intention you can ever set in your life, which is that you will focus only on what you want, think only about what you want, and talk only about what you want. Decide right now that anytime you find yourself thinking or talking about what you don’t want, you will stop and demand of yourself, “What is it that I want?” And with all your might, with all your strength, with all your willpower – you will focus on what you want!

This one intention, repeated daily until the New Year and reinforced through 2012, will ensure that you make 2012 the year that your dreams came true, and the greatest year of your life!”

How timely, right? Of course you could say that it’s December and it’s the natural time to send an email like that, but I was especially pleased that it arrived just minutes after reading about my friend who is going through one of the toughest times of her life.

So I’m writing today to not plug this book (though I do like it). I’m writing to share my intentions for 2012:

  • I intend to have a smooth transition into motherhood and I intend to roll with the lack of sleep, change in my independence, etc.,
  • I intend to cherish every moment and truly be thankful for all the blessings in my life,
  • I intend to continue to NOT focus on anything negative,
  • I intend to fully enjoy taking some time off from work and lastly,
  • I intend to find great balance when I go back to work.

I’m also writing today because I want to know:

What are YOUR intentions for 2012???

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5 responses

  1. My intentions for 2012:

    Branch out and find out where I want to be, and how I want gain back harmony in my life.

    To not let CNN rule my world with bad news!!

    To not be afraid to take risks.

    • I like the CNN one the best. News, by its nature, is supposed to be the unordinary things that happen on any given day. But when you are bombarded with all that negativity, it’s easy to believe that’s all that is out there. So I only consume in moderation – enough to keep up with current events, but not too much or it gets annoying as hell! I only enjoy positive stories and those are hard to come by when the people reporting the news are there to make a profit, so they produce the most shocking stories. As far as good alternatives, I really like NPR (as esoteric as it can be) and I also think The Guardian does a good job of being balanced.

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