Re-Mind Yourself Re-Vision Your Life
by Karen Hand, BCH, CI
On this Dr. Martin Luther King Day I am re-minded of a man who clearly wanted a revision of his life situation. In 1963 Dr. King said:
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character"
Dr. King had a vision of what he wanted life to be...what life can be. In his imagination he saw the vision. He imagined so clearly he could see it, feel it, hear it, taste and smell it! He wanted this dream so much he was ready to walk directly toward his re-vision. On that day he said:
"As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back."
He re-minded himself to keep his attention on the positive and on his re-vision even when faced with difficult circumstances.
"I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.
Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair."
Even when Dr. King did the reality check and saw there was still work to be done, he steadfastly understood the need to Re-Mind Yourself! and Re-Vision.
"I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal....
...And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, 'Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!'"
(Find Dr. King's speech on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_ZgSK9yIbk)
America hasn't reached Dr. King's dream destination YET...but there is reason for gratitude. Steps have been made and we are further along the path than we found ourselves in 1963. For true success we must continue to focus on the re-vision.
In the human mind----as the imagination wanders to any solution the subconscious naturally and automatically starts working out the details.
When you want to make a change... Re-Mind Yourself! Re-Vision your future:
- Start each day before you get out of bed with 5-minutes of RE-VISIONING
- Fantasize in as much detail as possible what you want
- As fully as possible imagine you already have it
- Notice what you see, feel, hear, smell, taste
- Notice how and where you feel it in your body; the look on your face
- Notice what having it makes you think and feel
- Now, start your day with that empowerment and allow your subconscious mind to work out the details.
You may not reach your goal today. But when you start each day Re-Visioning your future as you intend it to be, the changes will occur organically often even without conscious awareness. Re-Mind Yourself! to be grateful for all positive movement along the way. Success breeds success.
Re-Mind Yourself! You Can Do It!