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Cowards can never be moral.
~ Mahatma Gandhi ~
Some may feel that last quote by Gandhi above is a bit harsh, but point is clear: cowardice is a bad and undesirable quality. It’s something we don’t want.
What we want is to be more in touch with courage within, so that we can reach our highest potential, achieve more in life, and make a positive contribution to society.
With that in mind, I would like to share with you a technique on how to use film or television to help unleash courage within. (By way, you can use this technique whether a show is based on a true story or not.)
You see, it’s not so much “what” you watch, but “how” you watch.
What do I mean by this? (You’ll understand in a minute.)
Basically, technique goes like this:
Just before watching any show that has characters who exemplify courage (of course, nearly all shows have them), give a direct command to your subconscious mind to reinforce “courage” in your being every time you see and feel it during show.
What you are doing is establishing a clear objective/purpose for watching show—in advance (something a lot of us don’t normally do).
For example, just before a show starts, say following to your subconscious mind (internally—not aloud):
“John/Jane (or whatever your name is), reinforce courage in my being each time I see and feel it.”
(Tip: I found that it’s best to give your subconscious mind a name—usually “your” name—since you’re merely talking to another part of yourself. Also, when you give your subconscious mind a command, or an instruction, trust fully that it will carry it out. Avoid doubt at all costs. Belief is very powerful.)
What this technique does is reinforces “feeling” of courage in your nervous system.
When you make it a habit of doing this, with all shows you watch (we’re talking about shows that include courageous characters, of course—again, nearly all do), you’ll notice a positive change in your life. In beginning, change may be subtle, but as time goes by, it will become more obvious.
By way, this can be used for any trait/quality you want to reinforce in your being (ex. love, sense of justice, etc.).
For example, if you wish to reinforce many qualities in your being in one sitting, just say:
“John/Jane (or whatever your name is), reinforce courage, love, and compassion (add as many qualities as you wish) in my being each time I see and feel them.”
(In fact, if there’s a particular show you like, one that has a role model of courage—you may want to access DVD/VHS of that show and watch it several times, while applying this technique. It would be even better if you could fast forward DVD/VHS and go straight to “specific scenes” where you felt courage strongest. That way, you don’t have to watch whole show all over again. Besides, you already know how story goes.)
As you can see, this technique can be highly beneficial, since you will not be watching shows for sole purpose of being entertained. Instead, you will also be watching for purpose of reinforcing a highly desirable quality, such as courage, in your being.
As time goes by, you'll be more and more in touch with courage within. It will be unleashed more naturally and automatically when you need it.
Gabriel Daniels publishes Confidence & Courage Tips...To Help You Realize Your Dreams. For tips, strategies, stories, quotes, and more... to empower and inspire you to take action...so you can get what you want out of life, visit his website at: http://confidencetips.blogspot.com (For article reprint details, please check the website’s License Information section.)