I love to read.......we have floor to ceiling book shelves and they are full. I discovered a book today that I read a few years back....Illusions by Richard Bach. As I glanced through the pages, I ran across a quote that I had underlined, "you are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however." That quote seemed to go hand in hand with my project that I finished this week, my vision board.
Usually I do mine around my birthday, but I started it a few weeks ago. I felt the need for my map a little early this year. ( my birthday is in March)
Vision boards provide a map for your brain, a route to follow, in pursuing your dreams and wishes. You take photos, magazine pages, words, phrases anything that shows the life you want to live and assemble them all on a board. You then place the board where you can see it every day......to remind your self, to remind your brain, to remind your spirit of the life you wish to live. On my board, there are photos of musicians, of Paris, Ireland, NYC, San Francisco, mountains, gardens, even Rick and I, there are horoscopes, words and phrases
that inspire me, that remind me of my pursuits and goals for this coming year.
As I looked at my board from last year, I was surprised by what I saw. There were several pictures of the mountains and the coast.......... I traveled to Telluride in the summer and the beach in the fall, neither were planned trips. Lots of music, art and yoga visuals were there, and I accomplished several goals in each of those areas. It will be interesting next January to look at this board and see what has taken place.
Some years I have worked harder for some wishes than others, but that is always the case.
Sometimes what you think you really want doesn't matter that much after all, maybe it's just not worth the work. And some of the "smaller wishes" turn out to be the big ones!
Another quote that I love from Illusions......."here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't." Pretty profound, and rather humorous, don't you think?
I hope you all have the energy to make your wishes true, and that your missions are long ones.