|06-12-2009, 08:09 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2008
A Novel Approach
I just finished listening to an audiobook that was over 15 hours long. It took several trips back and forth from work to hear the whole book. This was the first time I’ve ever listened to an actual novel. Most of the podcasts and audiobooks I’ve listened to in the past were self-improvement and motivational type recordings. So this was definitely a different type of listening for me.
I been hooked on IPod type recordings for quite a while now, every since I “borrowed” my sons IPod.
On this occasion, the book I chose to listen to was an action/mystery/fantasy type novel, filled with joy, love, death and deceit. I have to admit I was hooked early on after listening to the first chapter of this book. I found myself listening to it on the way to work, at lunch, on the way home from work and even on trips to the grocery store.
Just like the movies, I found myself pulled into each chapter, easily projecting mental pictures of every scenario read by the narrator. The dark corridors, the lovely ladies, the sinister villains, the smell of the air, the heat or coolness of the day; it was almost impossible to not be engrossed in every subtle nuance.
As the days went by, I started noticing things begin to change on the road as I drove to and from work. At my job things were starting to change too. As the book proceeded through its story, so did my everyday experiences, in like manner. Some things were noticeable, some not, but nevertheless, different somehow.
Two days ago, the book reached its climax. The villains were attacking the good people of the village and a full battle broke out. They began to fight each other, face to face, hand to hand, slashing at each other with swords and knifes, even picking up stones and hurling them at each other. This battle continued on until its conclusion where the elder of the village was murdered by one of the villains. The villains were finally run off, leaving the village people to pick up their dead and wounded.
As I was driving home from work that evening, I noticed at the very outset of my journey home that it was “idiot” day on the highway. People were driving like maniacs, occasionally flipping each other off as they cut in and out of lanes. There were at least two drivers that decided I was driving too slow and rode my bumper for miles.
Today it finally hit me. I was participating in the story, seeing in my mind what the characters saw, feeling their pain, their joy. Their story became true and manifested itself, in my world! WOW!
I think I’ve discovered a new tool here. What do you think?
|06-12-2009, 09:13 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Heh, I knew right off when I first decided to start exploring intention manifestation that my LOVELOVELOVE for horror could potentially be a problem. I've been into art my whole life and movies are an extension of that. I wouldn't feel good at all about dropping those interests out of my life with the focus of sheltering my mind. So I am just more intensely mindful of what messages something gives me, and then I cancel out anything potentially bad. I can't really sit down and watch movies or read comics or stories for hours and hours like I used to though, heh. It's strange how things become that much more intense and less capable of being regularly included in your life as a result.
|06-13-2009, 09:01 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: I'm a traveler everywhere and nowhere.. currently in Denver.. where else?
If you saw yourself fully in the book you read.. it's my understanding it's possible to create/change to that reality
Somewhere out there.. there's a sci-fi book on it with my actual full name on it.. since I'm into sci-fi I ought to have a read of it one day..
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