Whenever I happen to think of my wish, I end up having a silly grin on my face and sometimes I dont even need to close my eyes! I have noticed that unknowlingly I will be staring at my comp or the wall and grinning :).. And not sure if thats simply day dreaming or visualizing happy events?
Visualization and daydreaming are not the same. Visualization, is a conscious willful act, done out of choice, and for a specific objective. In other words, visualization is focused and concentrated, whereas day dreaming is often done unconsciously and out of habit. Day dreaming is akin to mental chatter, and though it may concern a specific objective, it lacks the power of will and concentration. I think the best way to distinguish the two is that when one is engaged in the act of visualization, one "knows" and "believes" (is convinced) that one's act will lead to concrete result. On the other hand, when one is daydreaming, one's state of mind can best be characterized as "wishful" and lacks conviction.
answered 17 May '10, 20:22
I am a great day dreamer myself so I can relate to what you are saying. I think the only difference is as Drham mentioned in its intent. Most of my day dreams are about my desires so I am actually visualizing the manifestation of my desire. But for example I have a really annoying colleague and I day dream of him growing a huge wart on his nose or grow a tail, that's not going to manifest. The difference is that I want the desire to materialize whereas the other one is just a way to work through my annoyance or perhaps something to do when I'm bored.
answered 17 May '10, 20:24
I Think Therefore I Am
They both entail the same process. The difference is in the intention behind it. When you use the term day dream is does not seem like there is any serious intent to create anything but when you are trying to manifest somthing in your life the the intention and focus is different.
answered 17 May '10, 17:45
I will quote Part Eight in The Master Key System:
This part put me off a bit as I am a great daydreamer, but Charles Haanel might be right in this though...
answered 19 May '10, 21:04
Visualization is concentrated. You are intent on mentally holding to one thing at a time, and it is more controlled. Daydreaming is allowing your mind to wander and usually from one thing to the next, a dissipation. I don't think there is anything wrong with daydreaming, it's just that it is not visualization and will not get the same results.
answered 19 May '10, 23:04
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