It is a way of tangibly rehearsing our future."
In my dreaming class last evening we were learning about 'Waking Dreams' and 'VISIONING.' We have such amazing access to the powerful resources within us, sometimes all we need is a little prompting. No one can tell us what our vision should be, only when we get quiet and drop down into our heart space can we unearth the life that we wish to realize.
We discussed this exercise which offers YOU a chance to become even clearer about your vision. Maybe you are in the middle part of your story-this vision is for you. Maybe you are climbing the wisdom ladder-this vision is for you. Or perhaps you are just beginning your journey-this vision is for you. As long as we are breathing we have the capacity to VISION the life of our dreams!
ROCKING CHAIR EXERCISE:
Grab your journal and allow yourself at least 20 minutes to an hour of quiet time to explore the following questions. This exercise is about YOU, so let your imagination go, write a story and paint a picture of your life with words. When you are having trouble with knowing where to start, the key is to begin at the end.
Contemplate with me if you will for just a moment and imagine that you are blissfully happy, healthy and 100 years old. You’re sitting in your rocking chair and looking back over your IDEAL life.
- Who are you as a person?
- What is it about you that people value the most?
- What have you achieved that you are the most proud of?
- What added the most meaning to your life and gave you a sense of fulfillment?
- What daily habits brought about positive growth in your character?
- Significant Other
- Health (emotional, spiritual and physical)
As you are sitting there at the end of your life, visualize what you see around you physically? What does your home look like? What are you feeling? What can you hear? What evidence is around you to show that you’re truly happy? Remember this: Happiness in and of itself is not a goal or a destination. It’s simply the byproduct that we gain when we pursue goals that add meaning and value to our lives and to the lives of others.
This exercise is designed to help you gain clarity on what you value the most. The more you gain focus on how you want the story of your life to read, the more power you gain to overcome hindrances to progress like procrastination and resistance. Therefore you will be able to take intentional steps each day to become that person that you just visualized!
The complete picture may not automatically unfold the first time you sit down to reflect. Just put the pen to the paper, open up your heart and WRITE! STAY WITH IT. This is your life. You have the power and energy to write you own story. Own it my friends.
May You Sweetly Seek:)