“Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.”
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
An experiment was carried out recently led by Dr Robin Rosenberg, from Stanford University, and documented in the online journal Public Library of Science.
Volunteered completed missions, via virtual reality equipment, with some participants being given the superpower of flight.
After their virtual reality experience, the participants were all seated waiting to go when the researcher (as was prearranged) knocked over a large cup of pens. Interestingly the people who sprang forward to help her pick them up were the people who had believed they could fly through their googles.
The scientists have said that one possible explanation was that playing the role of Superman in virtual reality led players to ‘think’ like superheroes, making them keen to help someone in difficulty.
It was written “Because the participants in the flying conditions were given a superhuman ability, cognitive (thinking) channels linking ‘super’ activity (and related concepts and stereotypes) to heroism and helping behaviour may have been opened, which would then influence their decision to help”.
Visualisation is such a cool concept and the subject of many studies. From athletes using it to enhance their performance to students thinking their way to better grades, a few minutes positive thinking a day can help you achieve your goals.
For some tips on creating the life you really want using visualisation as one of the tools check out my previous article; All I want to manifest is ice cream