Daydreaming As An Art
When the soul wishes to experience something, she throws an image of the experience before her and enters into her image.
~ Meister Eckhart ~
Have you any idea what you think about throughout the day? This may seem like a stupid question, yet most of us are unaware of the constant drama playing out inside our thoughts. You're probably familiar with the adage, "Be careful what you wish for because you might just get it!!" This is the universal Law of Attraction at work, and it unquestionably applies to everyone. Unless we deliberately observe ourselves from the sidelines, our daily thoughts and responses to our environment are mainly automatic. We go about our everyday lives, plan, and connect with our fellow humans, but in the midst of it all, we harbor secret worries, hold grudges, and engage in a significant deal of negative self-talk. How is life treating you? If you pay close attention, you'll see that the reality outside of yourself mimics what's happening inside your thoughts.
The Law of Attraction and Daydreaming
What you concentrate on grows. If you are continuously preoccupied with this or that...guess what? You will attract more worry-inducing occurrences into your life. That is truly all there is to it. If you tell yourself not to worry about anything, you are focusing your attention on it, so you ARE worried about it. The trick is to focus on what you DO desire rather than on what you DO NOT desire. Did I say it would be simple? No, changing a lifetime of habitual thinking is not easy, but simply becoming aware of it is a step in the right direction. You will now become aware of your dramas. When you do, attempt to reframe the thinking in a way that makes you feel better. When you feel better, you can 'unstick' yourself from the current drama and go on. Your perspective shifts, and for the time being, you are in the flow. While feeling better may require you to confront bad feelings such as wrath or revenge, this is a positive step if it lifts you out of depression or despair. From then, you can work your way up the emotional scale until you are experiencing more positive emotions such as pleasure, love, and thankfulness.
Consciously slowing down your mind and focusing on the current moment, rather than on the past or the future, will significantly improve your state of mind and overall attitude. You can accomplish this through meditation, prayer, nature walks or compiling a list of things for which you are grateful. Daily practice of this will work miracles, I swear!
Another proverb: "If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always got." In other words, you must alter your habitual ideas, self-talk, and responses to improve your performance.
Finally, as you are all aware, personal changes might occasionally result in some degree of turbulence in your life, which is acceptable. Recognize the chaos as a necessary element of the process to keep you going forward.
Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.~Claude Bernard~.
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