I remember one moment being a super hero, then a soccer star and the next moment swimming with dolphins or reaching for the Moon. I can see you smiling right now as I am sure you were just like me. This is exactly the state of mind we can be in today and make our dreams very much a reality. Walt Disney built his empire on this simple fact. He said “If you can dream it and your mind can conceive it, you can achieve it!”
Many of you know that I am a lifelong yoga practitioner, teacher and am extremely passionate about personal development. I love how traditional yoga teachings can support our modern mind set and lifestyle. You might have heard the word Dharma. I know it is a pretty big word, right? Yoga and the Vedic tradition explain that Dharma is our unique purpose in life. It is a seed planted in our heart, it is “about discovering your soul’s innate unique mission and purpose” as Rod Stryker teacher of Tantra explains.
Here is where dreams come in again. Perhaps, as we let our imagination fly, we see our unique purpose in those dreams and can then make them happen by setting our goals. How can we do this? If we work backwards from the big picture to the small details we can see what we truly value and use this information to set goals that align with our dharma. Imagine yourself hundred years from now and looking back on your life. What do you see? Where did you live, travel and who with? What did you achieve and how will people remember you?
How do you see yourself in ten years’ time? Who are you? What do you do? What do you have?
Look at yourself five years from now and answer those same questions. How do you feel? Here is the important question – are your goals aligning with your purpose? Now we are entering the discipline part of the journey. I know, there is one of those big words again. Look at the following statement and perhaps you will find it easier to warm up to the idea.
You are feeling better already, right? See yourself NOW. What are your goals for this year? Not sure? Break it down to four sets of ninety days – just like the seasons. Spring is when you are getting ready to plant your seeds. In summer you are taking action. Autumn is when you see and reap the rewards and in winter you look back, and make adjustments as needed.
What does your ideal day look like? What do you do, who are you with, who do you love, who loves you? Live your ideal day every day to support your dharma on your unique journey. I will do my best to do the same with you.
HAPPY DREAMING AND GOAL SETTING.
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