When is the last time you sat and daydreamed?
Grade school? Isn’t that where they taught us to STOP daydreaming?
I don’t know if you have been exposed to any Law of Attraction stuff, but they say to visualize exactly what you want. They talk about thought being energy and that your thoughts create your reality. Isn’t that daydreaming? I never gave it much thought. Seemed like a bunch of woo-woo stuff to me.
In Whole Life Overhaul, the first exercise is one that came from Freud. In the exercise, you write down everything you can think of that you want in life, regardless of whether you think you can have it or not.
The exercise is very freeing, giving yourself permission to freely admit to yourself that there are things you want. We’ve been so conditioned to not want because that is unrealistic or greedy. I never taught that just doing this exercise would bring these things about. It won’t. But you feel a lot more optimistic and motivated when you are done with the exercise.
Recently I’ve been slapped upside the head by a couple of bible verses,
Jesus said that when we pray, we are to believe with all of our heart that we have received it, and it will be ours.
Then there was a video going around Facebook about a girl who was visited by Jesus and healed. The Mom referenced another verse that talked about picturing what you want and showing God your heart’s desire.
You may or may not believe any of this. I’m right with you. I’m trying to build my faith. However, simply having the dream makes you more optimistic and motivated, and opens your mind to possibilities for achieving that dream – isn’t it worth a try?
I think we all need to indulge in a little more daydreaming. Just don’t be daydreaming when you need to be focused on something else, like driving a car, or what your boss is telling you to do.
It’s a pretty enjoyable exercise, even if it accomplished nothing. I know I used to love daydreaming. Now I find it difficult.
How about you? Are you able to daydream?
Can you take 5 minutes right now and close your eyes and imagine life exactly the way you want it to be?
Let us know how you did.