Why You Should Have A Big Vision for 2012
2012 is going to be a big year. 2012 is going to be the year that you will change your mind, expand your horizons, shift your direction, step into your potential, and make a difference. 2012 is going to be a game changer.
If you choose it to be.
I am writing today to encourage you to choose 2012 to be a year of high intention. Why? Because I can say with a confidence that comes from over a decade of living intentionally that when you have a high vision and you strive to act in alignment with it each day that very soon your reality begins to take on the shape of your dreams. I can tell you from a place of experience that the effort to make changes in your life that have been inspired by your deepest values is worth the effort and the rewards will be greater than you can probably imagine at this point in time.
There is a momentum at this time in the world that supports positive change. Everywhere people are waking up to their potential and changing the way that they operate in the world. And it’s not just individuals that are making change, it’s entire communities of people. People are changing the way they eat, the way they do business, the way they communicate, the way they buy, the way they sell, and the way they think. It’s powerful stuff. And this can be a powerful time.
If you choose it to be.
I recently saw a great Ted Talk on the topic of big ideas and the brain given by Mark Robert Waldman. In this talk he spoke about the actual changes that can occur in the human brain when we are inspired by a big vision such as compassion, peace, freedom, Pure Consciousness, or God to name a few. He explained how having a big idea that was positive and life affirming will actually grow dendrites in some very key areas of your brain. Dendrites are the branches of nerve cells that pick up information from neighboring neurons and transmit this information to the cell body. When your cells grow dendrites they are able to transmit and receive more information so in essence you become capable of receiving and digesting greater amounts of information. In other words your mind expands. He continues to explain how having a big idea, or a high vision will affect positive and powerful changes in areas such as your Thalamus which he calls your “Grand Central Station of Reality Processing”, and your Parietal Lobes (Right and Left brain) which form the part of your brain that allows you to process and receive sensory information from the body as well as the ability to form letters into words and words into thoughts. The long and short of it is that if you have a deep value or a high intention and you meditate on it daily and actually make effort to live in alignment with it than you can begin to change the actual function and structure of your brain in ways that will allow you to experience greater connection with the world around you. You will begin to see and experience the world and your place in it in a new way.
You can choose this.
Ask yourself what matters most to you? What is, as Mark Waldman put it “your deepest innermost value?”. What is worth striving for? What is your highest intention? Meditate on it each day and let it grow stronger within you. Write it down. Speak it out loud. Share it with friends. And most importantly of all filter all your actions through it. Make your choices based on the big idea that is at the heart of your most powerful vision. Do this for the next three months and see what has shifted for you. Do it for the entire year of 2012 and let’s see what we can shift by January 2013!
Let’s choose to make 2012 a big year. A year of high vision, positive action, and radical expansion. A year that will change forever the way that we see the world, ourselves, and our ability to impact not only the people we live and work with but also the environment we live in.
Let’s strive as individuals and communities to shift our perspective from the inside out and in doing so begin to create real lasting change in the world.
Let’s choose to begin today.