Tuesday, January 1, 2013

What Dreams Are Calling You?


(This article was first published in July 2007 Metta Center email newsletter.)


"Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country." ~ Anais Nin

What do you dream for yourself? I am talking about the kind of dream that really tugs at you, that whispers to you and calls for you in your heart. The kind of dream that has a powerful yearning to come to life.

We all have such dreams. But, we often squash them for the sake of "security", 'acceptance", "respect", etc.

What would happen if you give that dream a voice and an opportunity to express itself? If you could be that who you want to be, do that what you want to do, have that what you want to have, what would your life be like? What is stopping you?

Exercises:

1. During the coming week, be aware  of what longings you hold in your heart, no matter how insignificant your mind might judge them.

2. Close your eyes, day dream, and see your happiest self. What do you look like? What are you like as a person? How did you get to be so happy? What is the predominant thought that this self holds? What is the message this happiest self has for you? If you can sense the happiest feeling in your body, where is this feeling? Can you describe this feeling and let it grow even more? Thank your happiest self when you are complete. You can always visit your happiest self again whenever you want to, in the same way, by allowing yourself to soften and day dream again.


"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now." ~ Johann von Goethe


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