I started writing for my blog sometime in April/May. It occurred to me that I had developed new habits that are now part of the way live my life. Thank you Abraham.
These habits have helped me improve my life, and more than anything else, I feel wonderful. Life feels good now. I feel sure. I feel sure that I will always find my way under any and all situations. I thought it would be fabulous to share these habits with my readers in the same way that I share everything else.
I thought I was going to write about three habits - but it turned out there were more than three. This article that I had started writing expanded to 12 habits, and grew to the size of a small book. Then the small book turned into a workshop that would allow me to teach the habits.
Dream Big is the eighth habit - I am still working on completing the book which will be available to you soon. In the meantime, enjoy dreaming!
When I was still in grade school, I remember clearly that we were given an assignment to write an essay about what career we wanted. I was shocked. I remember thinking “how can they ask me what I will be when I grow up, when I don’t even know what will happen in my life tomorrow”. The general concept we were being taught was “dream big and then roll up your sleeves and work hard until you make that dream a reality. I had difficulty with this concept of “working hard” to “make” my dreams a reality. But it was all around me – it was as if all grown-ups had conspired together and decided that they would make sure we started setting goals (based on our day dreams) and started working hard towards them because that essay assignment was repeated in every grade. At home, friends of my parents and relatives were constantly asking what I wanted to be, and telling me that if I didn’t work hard I wouldn’t get what I wanted - those dreams would not come true.
Hence began the phase in which the purpose of my dreams changed from being a pleasant way to spend time to a blueprint for my future life.
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Then I met Abraham and learned about the principle of “creating for the fun of it” and “allowing” things to happen rather than “working” to “make” them happen. That’s when I understood that day dreaming was an essential part of life – it’s part of the joyous enjoyment of life. That’s what day dreaming is all about – creating for the fun of it – not because you want to make that dream come true. From there evolved the principle of dreaming big.
Dream big without attachment to the outcome. Dream, because it is fun and for no other reason.
We don’t have to create a ritual around it, all we have to do is to acknowledge that it is ok to daydream and thoroughly enjoy those times when we find ourselves in the midst of one! The next time you have a few minutes with nothing to do, imagine what your life would be like if you owned a castle, or if you lived under water with the mer people or if you arrived on Earth in a tiny capsule from the planet Krypton…