Thursday, January 27, 2011


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 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.


  1. I have a tiny bit of a dream that I could make something at home to sell. I've tried a few things that haven't worked out, but the dream is still there.

  2. I've always loved Richard Bach. Wonderful quotes, I'm going to write them down for myself.

  3. My sister V. loves vision boards. I've tried twice to make one and failed miserably both times.
    This year is beginning with great change in the air, so perhaps I should try again.

  4. What a great idea. I'll have to try that sometime. Thanks for the tip.

  5. I do so love the vision board concept. LOL, those tests... I constantly struggle with the pop quizzes. :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  6. That last quote is profund, I agree.

  7. I love the Bach quote. You will not be surprised to know that when I pulled out some old boards that had been in storage one was covered with jewels. I even do these visioning things as pages in a notebook. Sometimes I am trying to capture a feeling. It is interesting to see what ends up on the board. Do you think that in addition to doing them to focus on what we need/want what comes out may be something that is looking for us?

  8. I think that good things are always looking for us, and many times we never open the door.
    It is obvious after reading all your comments that I have some incredible, I wish we could all meet for lunch! What a time that would be!!!!!

  9. Lunch sounds like a great idea Jilda, we should try some day. And if not there are always these virtual encounters :) I still have one of my vision boards, but to have a new one each year is quite intriguing, I shall try, like Barb!