Mesmerized by the Headlights of Oncoming Traffic?
Are you mesmerized standing before the headlights of life?
In honor of an Icon of a bygone era, Franz Anton Mesmer (1734 – 1815) German Physician, theorized a natural energetic transference that occurred between all animated and inanimate objects that he called “Animal Magnetism“. (Great honor is bestowed upon those whose own name becomes a word that transcends their own life and discoveries.)
Do you ever feel like you are the rabbit caught in the headlights of oncoming traffic? You freeze, even though you are about to be run over.
How has your ability to make decisions been lately? Do you make important decisions easily and quickly? Do you just flip a coin? Or do you procrastinate, hoping the problem will just go away?
You would find that simply making a decision will lift a heavy burden from your shoulders. It gives you such a feeling of freedom. The foe is vanquished!
Most people will already know this method of finding solutions. But it never hurts to hear it again… If you have a big problem, you tend to think about it. You think about it so much that it gets in the way of you carrying out your daily activities. Yes, it really is a problem because it is
stopping you from succeeding at the smallest objectives.
Has anyone ever told you to “sleep on it“? The reason most people tell you to sleep on a problem, is they have had success solving their own problems the same way. They enjoy sharing that “tip” for success.
Sleeping on a problem works. Without needing to take up meditation or another mental discipline to free your mind in order to find solutions, you are letting your sleeping state do it for you. The amount of information your mind has available is immense. But during your day-life, you would find it difficult to access all of it; under stress, and you have not conditioned you mind for such tasks.
Therefore, all night long your mind is working on solving your problem. During your day, you are lucky to have 10 minutes of quiet before being interrupted. Maybe you should schedule an appointment with yourself!
So, it is no surprise when you wake up in the morning and find the solution to your problem is right there in front of you. You know what to do. Now you must act upon it. It really does you no good if you are not going to act upon the solution your own mind has worked out for you. You must have confidence in yourself and your actions.
So, then next time you feel like that rabbit facing down the headlights of your destiny, you will know what to do… Go to sleep!
“No decision is too great or too small. They ALL affect your path through life.”