Now, most people who use vision make a small but disastrous mistake. For example: it is declared that a patient has cancer. People teach him to visualize that he does not have cancer, or visualize having a good time without cancer, or visualize having a time where he is enjoying life.
Now this person compares; my vision is to be in a state where I enjoy, but my present state is, I have cancer. So he still has a comparison between his present stage and what he wants to achieve.
Hence, it does not help because he already remembers that he has cancer and has to get out and be in a state which is free. It is like a man with his feet in two boats which will surely lead to a fall. This is not progress.
Actually, whatever may be your present stage, you drop it and ‘Look Forward’ to whatever you want, it may be a very, very small thing.
If you are lying down and you are looking forward to sitting up and you sit up for a short while, that itself is enough feedback. Even if you do not sit up you can ‘Look Forward’ to sitting, that itself is enough.
This mechanism of ‘Looking Forward’ was used when the body condition was really, really sad. When the body is very sick and is trying to improve, it is trying to clear off the ailment, we normally interpret it as the body has become very weak.
Instead we can make two interpretations: 1. That body is very strong and it is trying to get rid of infection or poisons very fast or 2. The body has become very weak.
If we interpret it as the body has become very weak and now I am going to die; then you will start getting palpitation and perspiration. You are already very weak because the body is trying to heal, but now you will add fuel to the fire. Then you will be taken to hospital because now you need oxygen. But then discover why are you doing this? And switch over to something else.
Even in that kind of state and effect on the body, we should remember to ‘Look Forward’. So when you start ‘Looking Forward’ the body makes a rapid transition, perspiration, palpitation stops and need for oxygen disappears. The whole scenario can shift.
These are all small causes, not that the body is weak and patient is going to die. Only because of the effect of the ailment, a patient knows that he is having this for some time. He looks forward to wonderful health. He knows that what he has been experiencing are all intermediate; like only a bump on the road.
As soon as the interpretation shifts, the body begins to recover by itself. This happens in a matter of two minutes, it did not take hours. Just a flip from ‘Looking Forward’ to something sad, to ‘Looking Forward’ to something nice.
‘Looking Forward’ is quantum shift which makes a major difference between feeling good and bad.
Assume that you’re having fun but suddenly you learn you lost your job! All the fun that you are having immediately shifts to sadness. And you want to go and hang yourself. So, feeling bad instantly shifted from feeling good, then why not the other way around – from feeling bad to feeling good? This is possible by ‘Looking Forward’ to some thing nice which you create from your intellect. This is Gyan Yoga, otherwise you are running by your karma. When the intellect comes into the picture, that is Gyan Yoga.
Once you begin to establish that everything is Okay, everything is Wonderful. Your ‘Looking Forward’ to something wonderful makes you feel wonderful.
It is up to you how you use your intellect. Most people are incapable of using this intellect. That is unfortunate. So what is real education is to stump this mind and win your intellect, use your brain, use your intellect. This is a wise man. Those who are living by their mind alone are all murkhas/ fools.