The process of visualizing sends messages to the brain from the person’s memory or imagination. This strategy, a powerful mind exercise, can be used to counteract negativity. (Benson, Herbert, MD., with Marg Stark. Timeless Healing: The Power and Biology of Belief, p. 143-144, 275-276. NY: Scribner, 1996.)

Karl Wallenda of the Flying Wallendas pictured himself falling and thus gave his brain a new path to follow. (He fell to his death several months later.) Quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson: The ancestor of every action is a thought. (Robbins, Anthony. Unlimited Power, p. 46-50. NY: Fireside, 1986.)