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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

February 21, 2024

The focus for today is:

I hold the vision in my mind of the reality I wish to create.

Today's inspiration was written by Ronald Alexander:

If you feel a need to create change in your life and to make a better mark on the world, you will need to cultivate a new mindset. Putting yourself into that mindset begins with clearly visualizing the outcome you hope to achieve. 

Envisioning the end result you’re pursuing has a powerful effect on your ability to make it happen. Holding that vision in your mind makes it easier to avoid distractions and to keep moving forward.

With each step that takes you closer to its fruition, you move beyond just aspiring to, and toward actually realizing the new reality that you’re creating.  

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     Valuable Habits and Mindsets to Re-invent Your Life
     Written by Ronald Alexander.
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of outcomes you desire (today and every day)

Comment from Marie:
 It can be easy (too easy) to focus on the negative, on what we don't have, or what is going "wrong". But doing so just gives those things more power as we're feeding them with our energy. So, to attain goals or changes in our life, we need to "feed" the goal we desire... with our thoughts, our attention, and our visualizations. And when the other stuff comes up, "just say no", and choose again to focus on the things you desire to manifest in your life. 

Our focus for today: I hold the vision in my mind of the reality I wish to create.

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Core Creativity: The Mindful Way to Unlock Your Creative Self
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book cover of Core Creativity: The Mindful Way to Unlock Your Creative Self by Ronald AlexanderCore Creativity employs stories of ordinary but highly creative people alongside the latest research that helps people get unstuck. Too often, the mind’s Wi-Fi signal is too weak for the really big ideas to load, but Core Creativity offers readers help with establishing a mindfulness practice; exercises for enhancing creativity and fostering better decision-making; key insights from personal interview with highly creative artists including music producer Val Garay, director Amy Ziering, and actor Dennis Quaid; and guidance for reclaiming your creative self so you can achieve profound transformation.

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About the Author

photo of Ronald A. Alexander, PhDRonald A. Alexander, PhD, is a psychotherapist, an international trainer and a creativity, business and leadership coach. He has a private psychotherapy and executive coaching practice in Santa Monica, California. He’s the executive director of the OpenMind® Training Program that offers personal and professional training programs in mindfulness-based therapies, transformational leadership and meditation.

Dr. Ron is the author of the highly acclaimed book, Wise Mind, Open Mind: Finding Purpose and Meaning in Times of Crisis, Loss, and Change (2009), and the new book, Core Creativity: The Mindful Way to Unlock Your Creative Self (Rowman & Littlefield, June 21, 2022). Learn more at