Did you wake up one day and wonder how you got to where you are? How did you end up in this relationship? In this dwelling? In this body? In this job? In this life? Did you just realize you’ve been aimlessly drifting with the current of life not paddling in one direction or another? Spending you time working and doing things that just keep you drifting like playing games, watching television, obsessing about other people’s lives? Do you have the incredibly strong feeling that you are not where you are supposed to be? And how did the world come to this condition where people are dying of hunger and species get extinct and you cannot trust a single item you buy in the store?
If you answered yes, congratulations! You have been awakened!
Awakened people, like you and me, are the ones that realize they have been drifting and are no longer happy with it, they feel like they woke up from the autopilot life and now want to change the world! There aren’t a lot of us yet, but we are here to set an example and change the world.
You might know exactly what you want to do, or be completely confused, or anywhere in between. Either way, you are already on the right track! Your mission now is to figure out what it is that you need to share with the world to make it a better place. You were born with a unique set of gifts, just like your finger prints, there is no one else in the world like you. So what is it that you are here to do? What is it that you always dreamed you will do? What are your deepest passions and desires? If you can dream it, you can accomplish it, you just need to take the first step.
To save you the countless hours I spent researching this subject, the first step you need to take is start two things. First, a list of everything that gets you crazy excited and enthusiastic. This can be ANYTHING. For me for example, one of the things that puts a smile on my face and butterflies in my stomach no matter what is growing things. If I see the progress of something I planted, or even just the thought of planting something, I have this ear to ear smile and I feel like a kid again. What is it for you that makes you feel this way? Don’t hold back, let it spill, it can be a multitude of things.
Second, start a vision board, and start it today. A vision board is a board or your wall, or anything else you can stick objects to where you collect the things you want most. So you can paint a picture of what it is that you want, or cut it out of a magazine, or take a picture and add it to the board. Next, you should see this board a couple of times a day, look at it, imagine what it would be like to have these things, feelings and all. Believe in it!
I myself am just beginning my journey and just started my vision board and this series is a way for me to share it with you and I would love to go through this journey with you, so please share your progress.
Don’t forget to be thankful, always, for everything you already have. It is easy to forget all things we got especially if we got used to them. Dig deep and be thankful. Each day I am reminded of things that I forgot to be thankful for and it feels amazing realizing that you already received so much of what you wanted. Just to share an example, I dreamed about a property, it had all these specific characteristics about the land and the house like specific flowers and trees, the size of the rooms, the vegetable garden, etc. We were looking for a house for nearly two years and not one fit the dream, but we were not ready to settle for anything less. One day I got a posting of this one house and two weeks later we bought the house of our dreams, there is not one thing that we wanted that this house did not have, not one. So dream big, believe, visualize, and be grateful and all your dreams will come true!