Literally sneaking up on solutions

Literally sneaking up on solutions

Have you ever noticed how much of our language revolves around space? We talk about moving forward and backwards through time. We also move towards abstract things like solutions and outcomes. You can bypass obstacles and win people onto your side.

And if someone tries to pull you to their side, you can always go in another direction.

On some level, our mental landscapes are actual places. They have scope and direction. If your happy place is a sandy beach, then the sky above you means something different to the water lapping the shore.

You can move through this landscape to really experience different things.

Some people remain trapped in bad places. They can’t move on (and there’s that spatial language again) from a bad memory, a bad idea or a bad emotion. If they found the best part in these landscapes – or a better place altogether – that would help take them out of the problem.

This isn’t an instant, magic cure for anything.

You’d be surprised how much it helps, though.

There’s even an element of space right before you have an insight.

There are two ways you can have an epiphany, whether “large” or “small”:

The first is to stumble into it. One moment, you have no idea what the answer is. Then, in the next moment, you see the solution in your mind.

The second is to sneak up on it. You kind of feel like you’re on the right path. There’s something here, so you explore the idea some more. You can tell when you’re getting closer to the solution or further away.

It all comes down to space.

And the better in tune with your unconscious you are, the greater your creativity becomes.

Your mental landscapes become sharper, more detailed and more symbolic.

Your ability to move through them becomes greater.

What else do you need to get what you want?

The next time you feel like you’re wrestling with a problem or sneaking up on a solution, put yourself into a hypnotic trance. Then you can literally wrestle or literally sneak up on it.

It’s fast, fun and effective. And it’s how I write these articles – I’m less putting words on a page and more following a river through my mind.

How else could I generate so much unique content? With a limitless landscape before me, I know I’ll never run out of ideas.

You can use your mind the same way or, I hope, for something much better.

You have to learn self-hypnosis first, though. Otherwise you’re just a tourist, not an explorer of your mind.

Everything you need to know – from inductions to troubleshooting to using the trance – is in this guide:

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