Notice how we tend to define problems as originating and being affected by events outside of ourselves. We find life hard because of all the demands and pressures from outside. What I would ask you to consider is an alternative way of looking at this. The “problems” arise from, “our reaction to”, “our perception and labeling of”, events or people. Any distress we experience comes from within, rather than from without. Once we really see this, it provides us with a choice as to how we are going to react to situations.
So “How” do we go about taking control of our reactions and breaking those bad habits that cause our distress?
So “HOW can you build this relationship that you didn’t know you didn’t have?"
You can use imagery to help you build a relationship with your “Whole Self.”
As with all of us, many things happen that impact us emotionally on a daily basis. These emotions may include fear, resentment, sadness, and other emotions, which we commonly “sit on” or “repress”.
These don’t go away they churn around in what we could call a deeper part of the mind, and may sap our energy, and diminish our sympathy and patience with others.
The two are connected; thoughts and emotions inspire images, and vice-versa.
Imagery is really a language, and a much more primitive one than words; so we should not be surprised to find it has in some ways much more power over the body than words do.
As you learn to understand and use imagery, you gain increased insight into the workings of your conscious mind – body – deeper mind, facilitating a relationship with your “Whole Self.”
You can learn what is going on in your mind through, examining your imagery. You will find that if you draw aspects of your life at present, these drawings may tell you quite a lot about your deeper thoughts and fears.
It takes some practice to “let yourself go” enough to produce and detect images that are something more than what your rational, conscious mind makes up, but with a little effort you can use imagery to open-up a dialogue with your inner-self and facilitate a relationship with your whole self.
This type of relationship building with your “Whole Self”, allows for you to begin deciding what matters most to you, and conversely what doesn’t matter much, so that you can take better charge of your time and your life.