I recently participated in a creative visualization exercise designed to lower my stress levels and put me into a state of comfort.
As part of this exercise, we were all to visualize bubbles floating in the air, coming closer and closer …
Standard visualization to make one feel more relaxed and cut their focus on external distractions and minutiae. Of course, I started wondering something completely different, as I imagined those very shiny, incredibly light, and oh so delicate bubbles bobbing around in my head.
This insistent question kept surging to the top of my consciousness:
Are the bubbles moving toward me or am I moving toward the bubbles?
This is important: If I am moving, I am in control. If not, I am uneasy.
I do not remember if I ever attained the level of relaxation that the facilitator desired for me, but I certainly had fun considering the deeper implications of whether the bubbles or I were in motion.
I may even develop a theory of behavior or cognitive process based on who or what is doing the moving.
I smell a book deal …
… or maybe I was just engaging in passive resistance to someone else telling me what to do.
Either way, the bubbles were pretty and made me smile.
Comments welcome … or not … do as you please and feel completely relaxed in the Heartland ….