We all shall extend our since gratitude to the director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and writer Prasoon Joshi for inspiring the new generation to turn their dreams into reality by bringing forth Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, near- flawless bio-pic of The Flying Sikh – world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh, who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India’s most iconic athletes.
The film starts in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, where a coach says “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag!”, and the story is taken back to memories of the young boy which haunted him, where he visualises the traumatic killing of his parents, the locals of Punjab residing in Pakistan, due to the chaos caused during the partition. Milkha who was about to win, loses the race and gets dropped to fourth because of the visuals which lowered down his energy levels, resulting in slow-down of his physical pace on the track.
This power of visualisation follows law of attraction. With the wrong visuals, he lost the Rome Olympics in 1960. Nevertheless, the right imagination of pictures and movie before the event helped him perform what he wanted to. He trained his mind with the end result he wanted from his race even before starting it.
And this power of visualisation assisted him in earning “The Flying Sikh” title by the commander of Pakistan in the Friendly race,between India and Pakistan.
Before we learn how Milkha used this power to become the World Champion Runner, it is important to understand What exactly is the power of visualisation. How it can be used to achieve what we desire in our lives.
Visualisation is imagining exactly what you want. When you visualise, you ask for the experience, your mind believes that it’s real, and you radiate that thought to the Universe, which creates the attraction for you to receive in your life. Visualisation is seeing and believing what you are passionate about. whatever we do , it starts from thought. While we think a thought, our mind simultaneously creates images or pictures aligned to these thoughts, and together thought and image drench us into a feeling of the results virtually. We start feeling excitement,fun, happiness, bliss if we are thinking good thoughts merged with positive images before the event and eventually when the time arrives for the real play, our bodies are well trained to give the desired results.
Milkha joined army to marry Biro, and to live a dignified life with her. And he is introduced to the race organised by his camp, winning which he will be offered a glass of milk and two eggs. Enough for him to get inspired to win the race. He gets tired and sits midway, but fortunately, his friend reminds him of the milk, visualising which he runs and outperform the rest to come in top ten and gets selected for service commission. In this race, his inspiration was to wear the Indian blazer by winning this race, and visualising him wearing this blazer, energies him to smash the National record.
After losing the Melbourne Olympic, he asks his coach to write the World record for 400 meter on a paper. Using this as a visualisation board, he started practising. Every day he would see this paper and train his mind to achieve this target in predetermined duration. And he one after the another started winning the races and set a world record of 45.8 seconds in France, shortly before the Rome Olympics in the 1960.
Milkha before every race visualised the actual race well ahead of time. He vividly imagined taking every stroke, every step, every leap, every muscle exertion at the pre-decided speed to beat the World record.
It is depicted clearly in BMB that Milkha beforehand instructed his mind the exact speed at which he would be covering the 400 meter track and his body followed the instructions fed by his mind once he actually ran on Field. This happened because the mind and body got so well trained to act in unison that it became like second nature… And ultimate performance was virtually assured.
Remember that your thoughts and your visions have the creative power, to bring to you whatever you desire. But the effort is to stay aligned with the like thoughts and images of your dreams as clearly as possible. They should not be limited by any kind of doubts or inhibitions. With your imagination you can magnetise infinite source of riches. don’t let this miraculous creative thought and visuals power go waste. Use it to get your dream.
lf you can hold it in your head, you can hold it in your hand.