I am a dreamer. Head in the clouds, anything is possible, never settle kinda' girl. I believe that the bigger your dreams, the bigger your possibilities. Why would you want to place limitations on this short and fleeting life we have been granted?
A life without dreams is like a garden without flowers. Where is the beauty?
Plant seeds, create awareness and then focus on finding potential. Voicing your dream whether in words or writing, is like fertilizer, so be prepared to watch the dreams blossom into fruition.
They say when the student in ready the teacher appears. I say when the seed is planted the sun will shine.
If you aim for the stars even if you fall short, you will land in the clouds. From experience I know there is a much better view from the clouds than there is from the ground always looking up and wondering what if.
I grew up conservative in my approach. A planner. I saved money and believed in hard work and long term effort to reach goals over time.
Then I realized I was frustrated and impatient. My meticulous planning and attention to detail was preventing action. I could take all the time I wanted to “think” about where I wanted to go, what I wanted to do and who I wanted to be, but the result of ‘overthinking: is procrastination.
So I started taking risks. Acted a little impulsively. Injected my life with a little spontaneity. And you know what – it didn’t kill me.
It became a bit of a drug – the more I tasted, the more I wanted. I got hooked. A full blown addict. A dream junkie!
Now I spend my life encouraging others to create images of how they want their life to look. To visualize, with no holds barred.
There is no such thing as dreaming too big. In fact, the bigger the better!
Just because you dream it, doesn’t mean you have to go through with it, but you may be surprised by the power of a dream. Imagination and intention can open doors that planning has no keys for.
Have you ever bought a new car and then be surprised how many of the same cars you see on the road? Has your best friend fallen pregnant and then you look around you and seems like everyone is pregnant? Is it actually that numbers of occurence have increased or have you just tuned in and become more observant?
The same thing happens when you picture your dreams. You tune in and start to notice things leading you in that direction, that were always there, you just failed to see them. Stating a dream, is like tuning in a new station on a TV. What was previous static fuzz becomes a clearer picture. The universe starts to conspire and support you and place all sorts of key indicators, reminders and directional signs in your path.
So I ask you this – what harm does dreaming big pose? Worse case scenario, is they may actually come true?
I dare you to try a dream exercise to get your creative juices flowing and write down your dreams, without overthinking what you're writing down. Just let your imagination flow and list your desires. Visualize them. But be warned – 12 months after writing my first list 40% of my list had happened or well on its way to happening!
By Amy Booth
Amy is a yoga and pilates teacher and personal trainer in Brisbane, Australia, where she runs a cute riverside studio and a personal training business. In addition each year she runs a yoga retreat (Bali, August 2018) and hiking retreat (Australia, 2018).
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