This is Part 1 of the series “Living Your Dream Life”
It All Begins with Our Viewpoint, Our Perspective!
First, let’s take this short quiz:
Which set of words best describes your life as it is now? ‘A’ or ‘B’
- I know exactly what I want and how to get it
- I am a happy and grateful person
- Money is not a problem for me
- I am in great health and take care of my body
- I feel young and vibrant
- I love myself, and everyone looks up to me
- My life is balanced, and my body, mind and spirit are in harmony
- I am in charge and in control of my destiny
- I am not at all sure of what I truly want, and have no idea how to get it if I did
- I am seldom really happy, and I feel things never go my way.
- Money is often a problem, I’ll can’t imagine being able to attain financial security
- I am not in the best of health and I often neglect proper care of my body
- I feel tired, stressed and like the years are taking their toll
- I’m not very proud of who I am and am far from being a model for others
- I know my life is out of balance, I feel like I’m stuck and can’t get out
- I am controlled by events, other people, and circumstances, my destiny is out of my hands
So, which one did you choose; ’A’ or ‘B’?
If you selected ‘A’, congratulations, and you can go back about your business, this article is not about you.
However, if you selected ‘B’, this article is all about addressing the root cause of your problems and solving each one with predictable results.
The condition of your life right here, right now, is the result of your lack of intention to change it.
Let’s Begin with Our Perspective
As we mature, we move further and further away from the ideals we had when we were children. Our perspective, our viewpoint changes. As children, we imagined our future full of happiness, being loved, and endless possibilities. We couldn’t imagine anything we couldn’t do, have, or be.
We never dreamed of becoming stressed out, depressed, overwhelmed, disillusioned, and feeling like we’d have so little control over our lives. We never dreamed our wonderful ideals would be severely limited or extinguished by external forces..that we’d have to “compromise” or forget about them altogether.
So, our perspective, our vision of the future, changes, and morphs into something far less idealistic. We chalk it off as having to deal with reality. We tell ourselves “we can’t do this, or be that, have this or have that..because we need to be realistic”.
Why did our perspective, our idealistic view of the future change as we grew older?
- Were we wrong to see our future lives in such a good light?
- Or, are we wrong to accept our revised view based on what we think is “reality”?
The answer to those questions depends on our ability to be honest with ourselves.
And, we cannot truly be honest with ourselves if we don’t even know what we are and who we are.
We were a lot closer to understanding what we are when we were children. As we grow older we drift away from our true selves as we adjust to the influences we’re exposed to living in society. We move from acceptance mode (when we were children) to reaction mode as adults. And, we become more and more a product of our environment and less and less what our maker created us to be.
So, if we set aside for a moment how society and our environment molded us and reflect back on our childhood, we can see a much clearer picture of what we are. We were innocent, pristine, full of love and non judgmental. We saw everyone and everything in a positive light and were filled with anticipation of what was to come. We were as we should be, and still are once we realize it’s all about our perspective.