Daydream with Purpose
With intention and practice, your daydream will become your reality.
Daydream – a series of pleasant thoughts that distract one’s attention from the present.
Ah, daydreaming. . . what a delightful state of mind. It’s a necessary escape from the world we live in. But I often ponder how I can make this fantasy my reality. I’m not sure how often I drift into that wonderful place but I’m thinking it’s not quiet often enough.
Our daydreams tell us something about who we are and what makes us feel happy. As I sit at my computer in my office with a view of liveaboard sailboats, I find myself in another place, another time, another feeling. This dream state is easily disrupted as a neighbor makes an abrupt noise or the ping of my email goes off. Suddenly, I’m swept back into the whirlwind of my day.
That dreamland is always waiting for me, for the next lull in activity. For me, waiting for an opportunity to return isn’t enough. That paradise that lives in my mind is craved by my body. I want to live that fantasy, so I make time to daydream with purpose.
The beauty of this world is that everything is within reach. The only things that aren’t are what you choose not to pursue. Happiness starts by honoring your thoughts and your desires. Happiness is a mindset, it’s a lifestyle, it’s a choice.
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Daydreaming with purpose requires noticing what you truly want, fearlessly. It’s deciding that you deserve every bit of your heart’s wishes and nothing less. It’s a release of internal barriers telling you that you’re asking for too much. It’s the belief that you are capable of manifesting true magic in your life.
Most daydreaming happens on its own, it’s a passive thought that comes and goes. Daydreaming with purpose is an intentional practice. It’s an invitation to notice the thoughts that arrive and to live them temporarily.
Daydreaming with purpose can, and should, happen anywhere, anytime. It’s a simple exercise to do alone but is magnified when shared with others. It works best when done frequently.
The practice is simple. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and ask yourself what is my vision of happiness? As the thoughts start to surface, vocalize what you see. Where are you? Who are you with? How old are you? What are you doing?
As you share your happy place, speak about it in the first person. Live it in the present. Don’t say “I want” or “I will”. Say I am. Notice how you feel. This exercise is pulling these deep thoughts out of their cave, you’re bringing them to this world, making them real.
Practicing alone is enough to conjure these visions into reality but when you share your experiences with others, they, too, hold the space. Find a friend or join us at Power Up to have your daydream even more real.