Chinese Association of Idaho State University (CAISU)
For centuries the spiritual practice of meditation has Flow State Training Program Review been used to create inner peace and connect to a higher power. Recently a publication by the Association for Psychological Science, said there is reason to believe that meditation will actually improve the ability of the mind to retain visual memories for extended periods of time. If true, this might explain the power of visualization to achieve results through meditation.
Under ordinary circumstances, visual images start to fade within seconds, but there have been reports of Buddhist Monks having enhanced imagery skills. When three groups of Monks were observed during two different types of meditation and non-meditation, one group showed impressive improvement in the mental capacity to visually rotate a 3-D object and in the ability to recall the object visually. Although there were apparently no long-lasting improvements in overall memory, the study did show that it is possible to access higher levels of visuospatial memory during some types of visual meditation.
Based on metaphysical beliefs made popular in books and movies - such as "The Secret" and "Shakti Gawain's Creative Visualization" - the power to attract whatever one wants in life, lies in being able to use the power of the imagination to create mental images and positive affirmations. This technique has been used successfully for everything from relieving pain to attracting wealth, but it requires ridding the mind of the negative thoughts and worry that undermine success and contribute to health problems and underachievement.
It has been said that, as many as 90% of the complaints that warrant a doctor's visit, could be partially alleviated by creative visualization. All actions - negative and positive - are processed by the mind, and pleasant thoughts relax the body by causing the brain to release endorphins, or natural tranquilizers. It takes practice, but learning to meditate is one of the oldest ways to change one's brain and, consequently, one's life.