Have you ever heard the saying that “Some people live ninety years and others live one year ninety times.”
The difference is that those living their years to the fullest are living their dreams. We are all capable of living our dream lives when we open ourselves up to possibilities and opportunities.
We’ve been trained to look at conditions to determine what the opportunities and possibilities are for our lives, even though these conditions can be limiting when viewed with just the five senses.
When we live outside the standard senses and use intuition, imagination, and perception we are able to more clearly see our heart’s desire and the dreams that will bring us the happiness we yearn.
We all have an inner voice, but it is not one of reason or logic...it’s the voice of guidance. This voice may not make sense to anyone else, but it’s there to help us recognize and nurture the thoughts that build dreams of our very own.
The underlying principle of dream building is this: The power that is within each of us is greater than anything that is in our surroundings. The power that is within each of us is greater than any circumstance of our life. The power that is within each of us is greater than our history.
There are all sorts of things that we can hold as ideas that will keep us from our dreams. But, guess what? We can use our thoughts in service of our dreams instead of derailing them. Changing our thoughts to best build our dreams is a two-step process.
First, we have to release our condition-based thinking. If we focus our thoughts on what we don’t want to happen, we bring about those circumstances.
For example, if you want to lose weight and you concentrate on not eating pizza, then you crave pizza and ultimately give in to it.
The second part of the process is to focus on what you do want to create, regardless of our conditions. Using the weight loss example, if you think about the delicious salad you are going to have for dinner then you look forward to that salad and do not think about the pizza that would derail your efforts. This is true even if you work in a pizza parlor!
Personal story: One semester while I was in college, I worked part-time at a Dunkin Donuts. I didn't want to not gain weight and told myself every shift I worked that I wouldn't. So during my breaks I ate the yogurt I brought from home instead of a donut. My boss told me when I left that I was the only employee he’d had that didn’t gain weight.
This is a simple story and wasn't life changing, but the idea of being in my power is the same.
Each of us is the author of our own thoughts. The past or present does not need to dictate the future. Allow yourself to explore the possibilities of your dreams and fill your mind with what you would like to be and do and create and give. Use your inner power to write the future in a way that supports your dreams.
To Your Greatness!
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