Be a dreamer. Live with your heart and your head in the clouds…
For the longest time, I was the planner. The practical one. The one with the spreadsheets and the 1-year, 5-year, 10-year plan. I had my ducks in a row and I was always one step ahead of myself in the game of life.
At some point in the last year, I became more aware of the present moment. I became aware that dreams are manifested in the “right here and now” and not so much in the confines of the dimensions of a cell in a spreadsheet. I became aware that dreams are the true plans of life and that in order to go after them, it takes stepping away from making the to-do list…and actually doing it. Living it. Breathing it. And…enjoying it.
As a result, I am feeling my creativity soar, whether it is planning for a yoga class or thinking about the next steps in my life.
It doesn’t mean the to-do lists and the spreadsheets have gone away…it just means that there is a little more freedom and passion when I am making them and executing them.
For example…I knew I loved yoga. Every time I stepped on the mat, I felt as though I was coming home to my true self. I dreamt about what it would be like to teach yoga and lived what I loved to do every day. For a while, it seemed impossible. There was NO WAY I could ever step away from the career I was creating for myself. My career fit my spreadsheet and my outlook on life. Becoming a yoga instructor would mean modifying that spreadsheet, that to-do list and creating a new one. It would mean stepping away from the path of least resistance and entering into a world of unknowns.
And, then…one day…I decided to manifest my dream.
Here’s the craziest part about it…it wasn’t hard. In fact, the more I pursued my dream, the easier it became. More doors opened to me and I started feeling more alive and happier than ever. The longer I continue living my dream, the more confident I am in who I am and what I am capable of doing!
How do you dream? Do you dream? What are your dreams? How do you take the first step toward your goals?
Dream on, friends.