The Art Of Daydreaming
If you pay attention carefully, you’ll begin to see that the reality outside yourself mirrors what is going on inside your head.
When the soul wishes to experience something she throws an image of the experience before her and enters into her own image
~ Meister Eckhart ~
Do you have any idea what you think about all day?
It sounds like a silly question, but most of us don’t actually observe the drama that’s constantly going on inside our heads. You’ve heard the saying “Be careful what you wish for because you might just get it!!” This is the universal Law of Attraction at work and it applies to all of us without question. Unless we make a conscious effort to watch ourselves from the sidelines, our everyday thoughts and our reactions to the environment are largely habitual. We do our daily work and we plan and we interact with our fellow human beings, but in between we also have secret fears, grudges, and a great deal of negative self-talk. How is your life going? If you really pay attention carefully, you’ll begin to see that the reality outside yourself mirrors what is going on inside your head.
Daydreaming and the Law of Attraction
What you focus on expands. If you are constantly worrying about this or that…then guess what? You will attract more events in your life to worry about. It really is that simple. If you tell yourself NOT to worry about something…well you are focused on it, so you ARE worrying about it. The trick is to think about what you DO want and not what you DON’T want. Did I say it was easy? No, it’s not easy to change a lifetime of habitual thinking, but just being aware of it is a step in the right direction. You will now begin to catch yourself in your internal dramas. When you do, try and change the thought to something that makes you feel better. If you feel better, you become ‘unstuck’ from your current drama and move on. Your perspective changes and you are in the flow for the time being.
Sometimes, feeling better means that you will run through negative emotions such as anger or revenge, but if it lifts you out of depression or despair, then it is a step in the right direction. You can continue to move up the emotional scale from there until you are feeling more positive emotions such as pleasure, love, and gratitude.
Consciously slowing down your mind and just being present, not focusing on the past or the future will make a huge difference in your state of mind and your overall mood.
Meditation, prayer, nature walks, or making a list of things you are grateful for are some ways to do this. Practicing this a little every day will work wonders, I promise you!
Here’s another saying: “If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.” In other words…you must change those habitual thoughts, self-talk, and reactions to get better results.
Just a final note here: As you are all aware, personal changes can sometimes bring about a certain amount of upheaval in your life, but that is perfectly normal. Recognizing the chaos as part of the process will help to keep you moving forward.
Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.