I love to dream. And I don’t just mean dreaming at night, I love day-dreaming, too because I find such power in allowing my imagination to wander to faraway places and experience wonderful pleasures.
My desk is on the second floor of our home facing three picture windows. Because we have a walk out basement, I have a nice, high vantage point from which to gaze through the thick stand of trees on our property. Maples, oaks, loblolly pines, beech, poplars, dogwoods — all beautiful and green — standing as guardians of my office, my work. Keeping me company, laughing with me when I imagine something funny, applauding my efforts when I imagine my hard work paying off.
Dreaming allows me to connect with my desired future, and feel it as if it’s already come to be. That energetic visual provides me great insight and reminds me of this quote:
I have more than hope. I have knowing.
Dreaming is like that because, when you allow yourself to visit the future in your dreams, you’ve already been there in spirit. You already have knowing of its existence. You’ve already moved past the state of hope and onto the path of actualization.
Dream big often.
Give yourself permission to imagine the best that life has to offer. See yourself there. Feel it. Know it can be yours.
Stepping out of your dream you only need to ask, “What’s the first step I need to take?”
Sheila Callaham is an author, motivational speaker, and life coach with a passion for helping others live the lives they truly desire. After a long career in corporate communications, Sheila resigned to spend more time with her family, write, and coach others to live their dreams. Sheila delights in motivating others and works to facilitate transformational shifts through her writing and coaching practices. To receive her inspirational newsletter and free gift, Five Steps to Release, Reboot & Reconnect to Your Dreams, subscribe on the right.