Last week a good friend showed me the cover for the new sports book he’s written.
Initially, the photo on the cover was of a super-stud professional athlete who he trained to “kick butt and take names” on the ball field.
For some odd reason, my friend decided to test a cover with a photo of a professional model dressed up as an athlete (instead of the professional athlete) in the same pose – but altered with different colors.
After he had what he thought may be a winner, he sent it to me. My immediate reaction was not favorable. And it didn’t change when I studied the cover in greater depth.
“I don’t like it,” I told him. “There’s something that feels inauthentic about it.”
“Well, it’s not the same person,” he said.
Once I’d been briefed on the facts, I understood what was going on at a deeper level.
But the author beat me to the punch when he chimed, “The first cover has the photo of a trained assassin. The other was a model striking a pose. I guess you can feel the difference. You can’t fake the real deal.”
The Buddha said, “Truth cannot be found in words.” If this is the case, can we find truth, or the lack thereof in photos?
Yes and no.
We find truth in the vibration, the resonance behind what we see and hear. When you see a picture of the “real deal” – you feel it. There’s a very different vibration than there is in the photo of a model pretending to be that which he isn’t.
We can use words and images to confuse and deceive those who are superficial or “surface” oriented. But when dealing with those who are tuned into the fabric of life, you’ll have a much harder time.
At the same time, our very own vibration is either showing the world our BEST SELF – or something far below what we really are.
When you practice Theatre of the Mind, you activate the REAL YOU, the true you, the one that words cannot accurately describe. You bring out your BEST SELF. The one you’re most proud of – the one you’ve shown to the world in glimpses here and there.
Dr. Maxwell Maltz often said, “See yourself at your best.”
This is not the same as saying, “Tell yourself you’re the best.”
You can tell yourself you’re the best all you want – but until you SEE YOURSELF the way you want to be, nothing much happens. The vibration stays the same. LOW.
But when you SEE and FEEL your own greatness – you don’t need to say much of anything because people can sense what is going on within your energy field.
By SEEING yourself at your BEST – you push the negative behind you and you begin to slide through life with ease instead of scraping against sand paper.
By SEEING yourself at your best, you change your energy field, and this creates an effect that sends vibrations into the world, making things go much smoother for you.
The same is true of seeing yourself at your worst – only difference is that the vibrations make things go much rougher.
Which way would you rather live?
The smoother way, wherein everything is flowing – or the rougher, grainier way, wherein everything feels like hard labor?
If you’d like to make a choice for smoother – then I suggest you get a copy of Theatre of the Mind and practice along with me each day.
The results you get with this DVD will give you a lot to talk about – but even more important than the words, will be the new mental images and feelings you have about yourself.
Positive images and feelings.