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Irritation to Joy in 30 Seconds or Less

Our mind creates our world.

Hi, Hypno-Friends!

Michael and I are fond of Redbox, renting movies from a kiosk for about a dollar.  Last night we rented a strange, but good one.  “Another Earth.”  It’s about alternate universes and the intertwining of lives and how life can change in a heartbeat.

There was one scene in particular that was “very NLP.”  🙂  The heroine of the movie was sharing a story about space travel.  Now, I don’t know if this story in the movie is “true” or not, but as it unfolds, it’s massively hypnotic and indicative of the power of the mind.  I’ll share it with you.  🙂

She told the story of the first astronaut in space, confined inside a tiny little capsule, basically a cupboard in space.  He’s all alone.  He has a tiny porthole/window through which he can see the stars.  He’s also the first person to see our Planet Earth from an outer space perspective.  The blue against blackness, the curvature.  The exquisite beauty.

Our astronaut journeys to the cosmos, captures the information he has been sent to capture, and now he’s coming back home.  He’s in the middle of his ride home, and a loud slow ticking sound emerges from the control panel.  Like a tapping.  Like a ticking.  He can’t identify the source.  Everything seems to be functioning perfectly, yet the sound continues.  He can’t figure out how to turn it off.  Tick…tick…tick…tick…tick…tick.  Endlessly.  It moves from a question to an annoyance to a larger annoyance.  He sits in the tiny space, listening for hours upon hours to tick…tick…tick…tick…tick…tick, to the point it becomes an absolute maddening sound that threatens his sanity.  Like water torture.  Drip…drip…drip, only it’s tick…tick…tick.  He’s sure he’s about to go insane!

He has days left in the capsule and no way to stop the sound.  It continues.  “Noooooo!  make it stop!!”  He’s on the verge of absolutely losing it.  Tick…tick…tick.  Tick…tick…tick.

Finally, in a moment of desperation, he decides that the only way to survive is to fall in love with the sound.  To transform the sound in his mind to something enjoyable, beautiful even.  He focuses his mind.  Suddenly, the ticking is music, it’s music to his ears.  Lovely, haunting, beautiful music, an appropriate backdrop to the stars and glow of the earth out his porthole window.

He rides home in a state of utter bliss.

I like this story!!  It’s true, in that WE control how we interpret our world.  We choose how to understand and react to anything.  I once lived in an apartment near a very busy street, with constant traffic noise.  It was bothering me!  I decided NOT to be irritated anymore and to not even notice the sound.  And it vanished.  Not really, only to me.  No longer an irritant.

My dad snored.  To me it was a hideous sound.  To my mother, it was a sound of comfort.  “He’s home, he’s safe, he’s with me.”  We can make our world what we want.  It’s all in the interpretation, which we control in our minds.

The mind is amazingly powerful.  That’s what hypnosis does, it’s a tool to focus the mind more powerfully and more effectively.  We all use hypnosis every day, whether it’s formally induced or not.  We can change our perceptions, our perspective, our thinking.  And that changes everything.  How we feel, and what we do behaviorally in the world.

It’s all moveable furniture!

Happy Sunday to you, find some time to create a moment of enjoyment  Your mind can do that!

Warm Regards,

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Comments (2) on "Irritation to Joy in 30 Seconds or Less"

  1. It’s true, how you “think” both consciously and unconsciously, determines your habits and your success.

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