Visualization is a powerful technique for increasing and maintaining motivation. I’ve created my own audio guided meditation. It’s very easy to do, and it can be a great tool to help you stay on track to achieve your goals.
Nothing Magical About Visualization
I don’t use visualization in the hope of obtaining some type of magical assistance. I’m not expecting the universe to deliver my desires just because I spend a few minutes each day concentrating on these desires. I’m not knocking anyone who believes in that sort of stuff – it just isn’t something I’m interested in myself.
I use visualization as a purely motivational tool. I also combine it with the cultivation of gratitude and revisiting past successes. I spend eight minutes twice a day on this technique, and I know it is time well spent. It keeps me focused on my goals, and it means I’ve developed the capacity to keep working beyond the point when I’d previously have given up.
Benefit of Audio Guided Meditation
I’ve been experimenting with visualization during my daily meditation sessions. The problem is that it so easy for my mind to wander off because the process of visualization triggers other memories. The nice thing about an audio guided meditation is it walks me through the visualization step-by-step.
Listening to the audio also seems to reach further into my psyche. I’ve noticed the content of this visualization has begun to appear in my dreams. I think there is something powerful about listening to guided meditation in our own voice.
How to Create an Audio Guided Meditation
My guided meditation is made up of four parts:
• I spend about a minute telling myself to breathe deeply and relax
• I remind myself of all the wonderful things in my life – this creates a feeling of deep gratitude
• I think back on my greatest achievements – this boosts my motivation by reminding me of my ability to get things done.
• I describe my life in one month, six months, one year, and five years.
When I’m describing the future, I use the present tense as if these goals have already materialized. This is important because it is telling my mind what is going to happen – this encourages my mind to begin finding solutions for how to make it happen.
I use the microphone function on my iPad to record the guided meditation. I also put on some soothing music in the background while I’m recording. I intend to re-record my guided meditation every month. It lasts about eight minutes, and I listen to it before my regular meditation sessions.