I used to be that person who watched others as they seemed to be doing something exciting while I sat silently in the background wishing we could trade lives. Was my life really all that bad? Well, sort of yes…in my opinion, after all it's my life story and I get to tell it my way. But was I being honest? Were the images of my life experiences tainted somehow? Was I looking through a muddy pair of glasses? Was I a talker and not a do-er? Are you?
Think of your life story as a puzzle and today is one of your pieces. Every now and then we find ourselves looking back over past experiences and either cringing or smiling. If you were to draw a timeline and pop in the highlights and low-lights along your life path, you would see the puzzle pieces. Now take the same time line and write in the dreams and wishes you had along the way. For instance if you wanted to be a ballerina at age 10 write that in. If you wanted to travel to Madrid at age 33 write that in. I am not saying that all of your hopes and dreams were realistic, I am just pointing out that at one time or another you had them. Take a good look at those desires, what happened to them?
If you were to look at your thoughts as the living things that they are, you would begin to see that when you place a thought out there – "I wish I could play the piano." – it swirls around waiting to land somewhere. This swirling around requires ACTION from you. This is the energy that FUELS the thought. Loving supportive thoughts to bolster this– "I can find a way, I can find others to help me, I can begin step-by-step." Great you send out the thoughts…now what?
You must keep those thoughts humming by making the necessary steps to MOVE the thought into a reality. You may find some negative thoughts creeping in, PREPARE yourself for them as they will come! They may say things like,"Ha! You are too old to learn!, What are you crazy– when will you find the time? This costs money that you should be saving for a rainy day."
Meditation can not only help you to MOVE THOUGHTS INTO ACTION but it can help you IGNORE the negative ones. Positive thoughts require you to make an effort. Take a baby step if needed– just begin to inquire about what it is you want to accomplish. Pick up the phone, research the internet, ask your friends. Send it positive loving energy and watch what begins to happen. A door opens, you meet someone that just happens to appear at the time you are putting these thoughts out into the universe. You have a whole world before you. You have seen what has been in your past. Do you want that tomorrow to have new promises and new opportunities?
I love wildlife and have always wanted to see owls up close. I had put this thought out there many times. I am not a fan of animals in captivity and went along to a falconry with my friends. To my utter amazement I found that the birds all fly in and out of their pens regularly and some return and some don't. They are there for numerous reasons, like a pet no longer wanted or an injury–that sort of thing. Had I not MOVED into this space I never would have seen a Snowy Owl soar over my head let alone come strolling past me in the grass!
Remember, thoughts are living things. Learn to give them loving energy. Your daily meditations are teaching you how to still your mind and when a negative thought pops in during your day, you already have the tools to NOT GIVE IT ENERGY.
You are an amazing being and there are many more puzzle pieces ahead. Your tomorrows will be filled with surprises and you will be able to write your adventurous story while others sit beside you in silence, but wait it doesn't end here… this is the more DOING part…break that silence and help them make their dreams come true:) Why should you have all the magic?
To learn how you can meditate please read my book Sæ-sii Meditation: How to Find Your Bliss in 15 Minutes a Day