You were caught in an avalanche. To be rescued, you need to make it through the night. What thought(s) would give you the strength to go through such a scary, dangerous situation?
As an Australian, I am unfamiliar with avalanche safety procedure. However, I won’t be giving up easily. In this situation, I am assuming that I am alone and know that help is on the way. With this in mind, my first thoughts are the same as in any crisis.
Start by doing what is necessary. In this situation, what is necessary is to stay alive. Breathe. Breathe deeply and regularly. This is will keep me calm. The other essentials for life are to remain warm and awake. These will also be the only things possible, so I will focus my thoughts on reasons to live. I will do this by reliving special memories, making future goals and planning a holiday. Anything that is positive and pro-life.
Negative thoughts are out. I believe in positive thinking and all my energy is harnessed in a positive direction.
It has worked. I can hear help coming. Now to put my goals and plans into action. Thanks for the reminder of how precious life is and how easily it can change.