By: Dennis Harting
We learn so many lessons from those we are around growing up. People basically are products of their environments. Our personalities, beliefs, tendencies, and habits mostly are a result of the influence of the people we interact with on a regular basis. Unfortunately, the lessons we are taught generally do not lead to a happy and prosperous life. It seems that we are ultimately taught to conform and settle into the mold that “society” feels we ought to fit into.
Nowhere is this more evident than in the area of dreaming. As children, we spend most of our days dreaming. The world of imagination is our reality. There are no boundaries to what the mind can conjure up. If it can create it, then we can do. Regardless of what is going on around us, we can transform ourselves into anything that we want to be.
Society tells us that this “childlike” innocence is bad. As we get older, we are instructed to grow up and act mature. Certain behavior is expected of us. People who do not conform are given labels such as odd or eccentric. We hear sayings such as “be realistic” or “get your head out of the clouds and your feet on the ground”. Naturally, we are good students so most of us learn these lessons perfectly.
The catastrophic loss in this instance is that we stop dreaming. In an effort to conform, we put all those deep seeded desires aside to do the “responsible” thing. Naturally, being responsible is a terrific way to be. However, it is tragic when someone completely shuts off from dreaming. It is what relegates us to a life that is less than what we were designed to do.
All great accomplishments first take place in the mind. Everything that was ever created began as a thought in someone’s mind. It was the predecessor to the manifestation of something in the physical plane. The habit of dreaming is what enabled these thoughts to flow freely.
Most of histories greatest inventors were dreamers. The Edisons and the Einsteins of the world did not adhere to the realistic way of looking at the world. This can apply to your life also. Think of the dreams that are stuffed way deep inside of you. What would your life look like if there were no limits? Develop the childlike imagination and realize that the mind can create anything that it pictures. Make the art of dreaming an active part of your life to set the forces in motion to begin to create it in the physical realm. Before it can be created, you must first dream it.
Begin to get back in touch with the dreams that you had as a child. What is it that you desired most? How did you want your life to be when you grew up? Think of ways to expand your consciousness with regards to the different aspects of your life as it is now. The simple starting of this process will get the unforeseen forces of the universe working for you. It is possible to create a life that is a dream to most.
About the Author
Dennis Harting is the Head Coach at Your Rich Life. He is an acclaimed speaker, trainer, and best-selling author. His international best selling books include Your Easiest Million and The Ultimate Procrastination Handbook.