In our everyday life, it’s easy to get caught in the little details and become tense and contractive.
I find that if I take a few minutes once in a while and practice a short visualization and an affirmation, it helps me gain perspective and break the hypnosis of the confining, narrow view of reality.
You might like to try this visualization by Swami Kriyananda:
Sit upright and close your eyes. Take a few slow, deep breaths and relax.
Feel space all around your body, stretching out in all directions to infinity. Feel that space becoming a vast sea of light in which you are floating. Feel that light coming into every part of your body, from the soles of your feet to the brain.
Your body is now made of light, merged with the vast sea of light and space within and all around you.
Imagine yourself leaving this earth, flying upward into the vast blue sky, upward further still into outer space, toward the dim stars and distant skies lying beyond the eternal stillness of the ether. Joyfully leave everything behind you—all attachments, all that keeps you bound to his world.
Affirm to yourself:
“I expand my consciousness to embrace infinity.”
The visualization is taken from the book Chakras for Starters, by Savitri Simpson