From homemakers to executives, it seems to be the guiding question focused on problems and where to put your energy.
What if we started asking,
What DREAMS are keeping you up at night?
Is your focus on dreams or worries?
Everyone has challenges, adversity, tragedy and sorrow. Everyone. There is no escaping the human condition.
We can rise above the human condition. We can use it to make us stronger, bolder, braver, more compassionate and hopeful. The human condition and our suffering can create a head full of worries and a heart full of bleak colors…
We can choose to create a million dreams that are so exciting and audacious that we fill our minds with bright colors. We can have a million dreams keep us awake at night.
I recently saw the movie The Greatest Showman with my daughter. We loved it! We were inspired, we were moved by the dynamic music and powerful messages of bravery, inclusion, hope and tenacity even in the face of sorrow, tragedy and judgment.
Here are the lyrics, by Ziv Zaifman, that are staying with me are:
‘Cause every night I lie in bed
The brightest colors fill my head
A million dreams are keeping me awake
What world are you making?
Let’s stop burning up our lives in two week increments between paydays worrying about the bills. Tuck those bills away, pay them peacefully when you can.
Use the time in between to create a mind full of dreams.
Let’s stop telling our sad story over and over again to anyone who will listen.
Start talking about what we want and what we are dreaming about.
No more laying down and recapping everything we should have or could have done. No more self doubt and negative self talk. Make no room for draining and self deprecating energy.
Fill our minds with possibilities.
When we begin to focus on dreams and possibilities our lives change.
What we focus on we get more of, so when we are filling our minds with bright colors and dreams we will:
Meet positive people
Generate ideas and increase creativity
Pursue dreams we forgot we had or may have never even knew we had
Get adept at following the nudges; using our intuition and power for guidance and good.
It is time to FLIP the SWITCH.
What is keeping you awake at night?
What world are you making?
Not sure where to start? Your mind is too cluttered, your heart is too sad, you are afraid of disappointment, you’re tired and depleted. You are not alone. Everyone feels like this at some point. It truly takes practice to start thinking about possibilities and commitment to learn how to shift focus to the high energy things.
The Be Amazing Workbook is full of fun activities you can work through to start thinking of yourself and your dreams. If you have people you trust invite them to do it with you.
Put the work in on practicing courage, embracing self consideration and Making It Happen for your life. Make the time to invest in your dreams and a colorful life; not your worries. Take care of your challenges; then set them aside.
Nurture your dreams with every ounce of energy you have.
Imagine a world and the energy we can create if we fill our minds with dreams.
We are intended to live joyously and abundantly. Get practicing! No one can do it for you except you.
Staying Awake with My Dreams, Erin
Inspirational Speaker & Author