“If our dream is the sun, then our intentions are the rays of light guiding us along the way”
Together with our engagement, our dream’s first version provides a solid foundation to create our custom adventure. You can also see this foundation as a pond, filled with all of what we wish for. We might wish that we’re able to just jump into this pond and take it all. Some marketing strategies might work that way, and some might be fooled. But, we are simply not wired for that. We are wired for incremental steps of becoming.
It is by rooting into unconsciousness that we manifest our potential, not by laying in the sun.
In our daily lives, we get to fish out of our pond. And each time, we transform what we catch into an intention. Our intentions guide us throughout the days and weeks. But as the proverb goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. It will require a little more of ourselves to manifest our intention. With each challenge we face, we’ll need to be a little more patient, a little more persistent, a little more kind, … and so on.
Our dream and our engagement will serve us to focus our attention, even unconsciously. You will be surprised by how life changes around you. What’s remarkable is that nothing around you really changed. How you’re able to see it changed. You are aware of so much more than what was already there, and this is just scratching the surface of clarity. You could say that you created this, and in a way, that is true, even though it was already there.
Our consciously chosen intentions will also trigger our unconscious ones. Remaining present with what we say and what we do is of immense help. An open and curious mind in the absence of criticism would be perfect. Criticism isn’t the same as judgment. There’s nothing wrong with judging. It’s very much needed. It’s the criteria we use to judge that might need some tuning.
As a new world of opportunities and possibilities opens up, becoming aware of all of the choices we make, or have become habitual patterns is inevitable. It is good news, although it might be overwhelming at first. Don’t worry, old qualities from within just lie around the corner, waiting to be awakened by our attention. Patience is one of them.
Our new conscious choices will allow us to actively participate in life and co-create our adventure, one choice at the time. Now we have a solid foundation to rely on, and we know what we’re aiming at. That makes all the difference.
But don’t be fooled. You might find it easier to say yes, and no now, still, others might have a more difficult time. It’s helpful to see change as your new friend.
“I hope these writings about a dream are helpful. I want to finish off the topic by mentioning that now that you’re in the driver’s seat, buckle up for the adventure. Just by reading, you’re already on your way. “- Steven Pauwels.