What stories are you telling yourself about what you want?
Do you know?
Have you been paying attention?
When you ask yourself: what do I want? What do you say?
Do you name that first thought that comes through, that whisper of ‘ooo, I really want that’? Do you trust it?
Or do you do like most and tone it down?
Do you shrink it to match what is “realistic”?
Do you judge yourself for wanting what you want?
Do you fear you are asking for too much?
Do you start telling yourself stories about why you can’t have it?
Do you worry more about the opinions of others then how it would feel to reach the end of your life knowing that you never even dared to go for what you want?
Are you afraid of being greedy? Selfish?
At some point or another, we’ve all been there.
We’ve all denied the biggest, fullest, boldest expression of our dream.
We’ve all toned ourselves and our dreams down at one time or another in one way or another.
It’s a prominent conditioned response in our culture to fit in and not stand out. From an evolutionary standpoint, it’s even understandable.
But is fitting in at the expense of your dream really what you want?
If it is…well go then and carry on as you were.
But, I have a sneaking suspicion it isn’t truly what you want. If shrinking down your desires and dreams was what you wanted then I don’t believe we ever would have crossed paths.
So, since you are here, I’m thinking that you want to name and claim and trust that first nudging, that whisper of desire, even when, perhaps especially when it feels crazy and impossible.
So, take the first step and name it.
Name it for yourself.
Claim it for yourself.
Grab your journal and write it out.
Write it out exactly and precisely as it comes to you in those nudgings. Claim your desires in their entirety.
Claim the impossible dream that keeps bumping against the edge of your consciousness.
Write it out.
Breathe. Breathe deeply.
And notice what happens.
In that brief instant before the doubts, the fears, the “how in the world could I’s” just notice.
What do you feel in that space of trusting your dreams before your mind pulls you back to its conditioned patterns?
I bet it feels amazing, expansive, true, loving, blissful, joyful. I bet it has a sense of “ah, yes this”.
Now, what if you chose to live there in that space just 1% more every day?
Imagine the possibilities.
And you can.
You can choose to live in that space of trust.
You can choose to live in a world of possibility.
You can choose to believe in your dreams.
This is your story. You get to choose it.
Remember, you absolutely can Love Your Life and Live Your Dreams. It all begins within.