“Most human beings spend 50 – 90% or more of their time in their imagination, living in fantasy.” – Charlotte Joko Beck
Reverberations of woeful hearts with dreams unfulfilled, hopes unmet, and faiths unstable fill the world around us with an unruly amount of despondency. Watching and listening to what is said around me I started to notice a pattern within the never-ending complaints of our race. And by race I mean human. It seems most of us don’t notice that we aren’t moving and shaking, but are instead motionless and dreaming. It is a profound realization that occurs after bouts of negativity. I’ve seen family, friends, and clients come to this conclusion that brings such a great deal of self-pity, when it should only bring on a “call to action”. All the time we spend over-thinking and whining over the most minuscule things…it’s useless, love. We could be fulfilling a greater purpose which may very well bring us to the exhilaration we imagined as children.
Instead, we build fear within ourselves and say it is blocking us, inventing falsified truths due to an immense lack of self-worth and self-belief. Somehow along the way many people have forgotten we truly are made of the same parts, same heart, same mind, yet you’re always the one staying exactly where you’ve always been. If your fear is real to you, learn to live with it and still go for what makes you happy. If you never try, you’ll never know. You could become everything you’ve wanted to if you work hard, and stop giving in.
Perhaps you’ve grown tired through the years (note: this line is only for my visitors over 45), and you don’t want to do anything else, but you’ve been wanting to do this one thing for as long as you could remember. Stop telling yourself you don’t want to do anything else. All the time spent saying that, you could’ve done that “life changing event”, and at this point be sitting on a sofa telling all your friends about it. Don’t you deserve your chance at happiness? The same chance you’ve most likely provided to your children, family, and/or friends. Gather your wits and dive into change, my friend. Break the cycle. The road you’re own now…it’ll only leave you with building blocks for sadness instead of happiness. No one should live unhappily, and for those with the opportunity to change their circumstances for the better, take it. Do it. Don’t hesitate. Life is too short. How many people have to tell you this? I don’t want anyone to feel trapped. I get it, we live in a time where “nothing is easy” and the “dollar controls us”, but test your waters. Sick leave isn’t just for the sick. See what you’re made of. Listen to that positive voice for once, and do something different.
Save the dreaming for when you’re sleeping (and reading awesome books. Haha.). Work toward it while you are awake. Don’t become your own reason for heartache or failure. Believe in yourself enough to reach the fantasy you so often envision.