I’ve started paying closer attention to my thought patterns and am making a conscious effort to create positive visualizations as often as I can.
I was washing a few dishes after lunch and found myself stopping to admire a mismatched plate. It was deep blue and rimmed with olive-green glaze. I found the plate while walking in the woods a couple of months ago. It had either been ditched or forgotten there.
Perhaps an unruly child had been sent out to eat with the dogs. Or a hungry teen had swooped up his sisters helping and fled into hiding to devour the prize. Whatever the case, I found it at the base of a tree with a fork (not a very nice one) in the muck that had collected in its rim.
I liked the feel and style of it and decided that I’d enjoy a full set. I started to visualize a complete setting for 12? Then I stopped and asked myself:
Am I being specific about what I want?
Am I building a clear picture of what I desire?
Is service for 8 enough for everyday?
After a few minutes of assessment I re-framed my visualization and focused more specifically. I closed my eyes and pictured myself sitting in a comfy over-stuffed chair, sipping on a nice cup of tea, watching someone else wash the dishes.