Saturday, January 30, 2016

Digger deeper to keep your dream alive

If we don’t believe our dream is feasible and worth the effort it will take, if we can’t be trusted to make the changes and improvements that will give our dream a greater likelihood of success, if we’re not completely willing and able to carry that dream to fruition, and if we don’t possess the resilience to overcome setbacks along the way, we’re in for a world of disappointment.

 Because that’s the danger of dreaming. It’s easy for us to overstate the possibilities and exaggerate and convince ourselves that something is going to work, even though we have doubts. 

The question is, how do we decide when it’s time to let go and when it’s time to dig deeper to keep our dream alive? How do we convince our subconscious mind to tell us the truth? 

Sleep on it. Literally. There’s a powerful meditation practice I’ve used for years called sleep thinking. It’s a bedtime ritual of surrendering myself each night to learning about my own dreams and what they need from me. 

Here’s how it works. 

I repeat a single, silent question to myself as I drift off to dreamland. What wants to be written? What’s next for my dream? What am I afraid to know about my life? 

It matters less what the question is and more that I’m communicating with myself about my own thoughts and feelings. 

Then, the moment I wake up, I purge my thoughts onto paper, documenting everything I noticed in my dream, looking for patterns and signs and ideas and messages. 

It’s not guaranteed to work. It’s not a predictable construct. But by trusting my own resources, having faith that insight about my dream will bubble to the surface eventually, it’s always a valuable practice. 

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