What are you dreaming about in life?
Do you still daydream, like when you were younger and in school? Staring out the window with no care in the world dreaming of the life you were living in your imagination. To let your mind go and wander, letting it trail from one idea to the next about what life could be like and how certain experiences would feel.
We all still have this imaginative inner child deep within us. It brought us so much joy and excitement about life. We tend to lose this or distance ourselves from the practice of this because we think as adults we have to be very serious about our lives.
Or maybe we just don’t even give ourselves enough time and space to daydream. What we think about and focus upon becomes our reality. There comes a time to ask yourself, are you still feeding those dreams or do you start feeding fears instead?
What happens when we only feed our fears?
Are you waking up and doing things that are in alignment with what your values, goals and desires are or doing things that just contribute to fears? Are you playing it small in your life or are you playing it big? We tend to default to feeding our fears if that is what we have been taught to do or used to. It’s easy to let fears stop you from doing what is needed in order to pursue a goal or passion, letting the mundane consume life entirely.
For example say you are wanting to eat healthier, but all the people around you are making unhealthy choices and habits. Maybe this was the example you were shown while growing up and in your environment. You may fear that you will be left out or uninvited to dinner parties or outings. Maybe you fear being judged for your desire to eat healthy and be healthy. Making conscious choices that are in alignment to being healthy and maybe seeking out friends and colleagues to share a meal that are in alignment with the same thing would help initially.
You are always at choice in your life no matter what the dream is.
Sometimes dreams are very big and we find it difficult to even know where to begin. Mindset is a big factor and that is why practice makes perfect. Make daydreaming and using your imagination a part of your daily routine. Even for 5 minutes a day can help change your mindset and physiology to bring yourself in alignment with working towards your dreams. When we allow our fears to fuel us and lead us into unaligned actions we can become stagnant, frustrated and left disappointed in what we haven’t been able to achieve.
Every action you take is another step towards your dreams.
Whether it’s your health, financial relationships, etc., ask yourself what are my big and small dreams and what could I be doing differently? Do you wake up dreading your day or feel disconnected from the people in your life? Or are ou finding yourself full of energy and enthusiasm ready to take on the world. We know the answers within us…. they are already there. We just have to listen to our body, mind and soul speaking to us in those quiet subtle moments.
Starting today, take some time to see where your mind flows to and what you feel inspired to think and dream about. Don’t be afraid to dream big, the sky is not the limit.
Dr. Asha Prasad
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