19 thoughts on “Mirror mirror on the wall

  1. you’re right about the power of the visual image for future development – if you want the scientific reasons and lots of amazing case studies read anything by Peter Dowrick on ‘Video Feedforward’

  2. Dear Arash, thank you for your post – a useful reminder to all of us to have reminders – visual or otherwise of what we are striving for around us.I have been thinking of you lately and remembering something i saw written by Ilchi Lee – he is a Korean man (who lives in Sedona now) who developed a method of exercising and meditation (Dahn yoga) including what he calls brainwave vibration. i remember he wrote about falling off a horse and suffering some sort of paralysis which the doctors said he could not recover from/or said he needed to stay very still (I cannot quite remember). He decided any movement was good and started a sort of rocking in his bed and he grew better much beyond his doctors’ expectations and within a shorter time. Sorry not to research this better and write it clearer but if you have time, try googling Ilchi Lee and brainwave vibration – maybe a sort of vibration can be a new key for you. All my best wishes and love, Melanie (PS If I get the chance I will look this up myself and try to give a clearer picture of what he did and the result.)

    1. Thank you Melanie. I’ve been looking him up and reading about his treatment. It’s a very interesting story indeed. Thanks for sharing -AB

  3. There have been articles about Vision boards and Dream boards. The fact that you can SEE what you want makes a big difference to your brain. Kudos to your girlfriend for the constant encouragement to visualize how you want to be again and maybe the two of you can do some research and put together a poster board Vision board together! Help you see what you want and believe you will obtain it!
    I’m a big believer in manifestation – so I’m sending you good energy today as you continue to manifest your destiny!

    1. I love the idea of manifestation too, always have. I’ve known about vision boards for a long time now and love the idea of them. I haven’t done that specifically but I have harnessed the same concept in visualizing what I want to occur and then working towards making that happen. Great to hear from you as always -AB

  4. I agree wholeheartedly with this ‘vision’ (or mirror) concept.

    How can anyone recovering from such a debilitating injury ‘see’ unless they’ve got a visual image of how they ‘look’. Small improvement and/or goals need to be put in their perspective too.

    You may ‘feel’ or ‘sense’ that you’re sitting up straight, but only a mirror will ‘tell’ you that you’ve achieved a straight back (when your brain is still receiving mixed messages). Your therapist can tell you anything he/she likes, but seeing with your own eyes is a truth that no one can give you.

  5. Arash. I agree. And there is another aspect to healing that will help your recovery faster now that you are moving more. The brain, mind and body are so powerful to each other and inter-connected that each help and support the development of the other. Without movement, brain cells die without renewal. Movement through exercise is the driver that switches on activity in the brain and mind. Using exercise as a tool to activate and engage the brain for learning, building a memory bank, honing attention skills is a medicine free (no side effects) healthy, safe way to get fit by renewing cell growth and many, many other benefits. Exercise is not only necessary, it is a necessity. It is medicine. It is inoculation against heart decease, diabetes, cancer, anxiety, depression and many other issues. Just 5 minutes of intense exercise is very beneficial.
    Keep moving my friend.

    1. Great great great words bro. I couldn’t agree with you more. Exercise is essential to recovery but has always been what kept me sane and happy through most of my life. One of my therapists always says, “movement breeds movement” and it’s something he uses a lot in the types of exercises he does with me. I like your description of the renewing of cell growth and calling it medicine. Brilliant. Thanks for sharing. -AB

  6. Arash. I agree. And there is another aspect to healing that will help your recovery, faster now that you are moving more. The brain, mind and body are so powerful to each other and inter-connected that each help and support the development of the other. Without movement, the brain cells die without renewal. Movement through exercise is the driver that switches on activity in the brain and mind. Using exercise as a tool to activate and engage the brain for learning, building a memory bank, honing attention skills is a medicine free (no side effects) healthy, safe way to get fit by renewing cell growth and many, many other benefits. Exercise is not only necessary it, it is a necessity. It is medicine. It is inoculation against heart decease, diabetes, cancer, anxiety, depression and many other issues. Just 5 minutes of intense exercise is very beneficial.
    Keep moving my friend.

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