The benefits of listening to yourself dream

 

My sister, who lives in Regina, lent my book to her massage therapist. The latter was bowled over by the resonance she felt with what she was reading. It spoke directly to her heart and affected her deeply.  She mentioned that it felt like she has known me for a long time. But really, I was just mirroring what was going on for her and she recognized herself.

Then last Saturday I was coaching another author who felt unsure if her topic would be of interest to readers. From deep inside her she was feeling the call to tell her emotionally rich story but her mind was finding excuses why not.

These times of isolation are giving us an opportunity to listen to parts of our being which are often ignored because our minds run the show. When there isn’t any distraction, our hearts start to whisper and tell us about our dreams and goals which we would still like to experience. These whispers can become persistent and create either motivation or regrets.

Since we have presently lost our freedom to socialize freely, we are looking to fill our time with meaningful activities. Of course, people in the work force have their tasks set out for them. But it is harder for older folks whose lives used to be enriched by interactions with friends, enjoyable activities in clubs and leisure centers, going out for dining and movies, who are now limited and have a lot of time on hand. Watching TV and connecting via the internet are options but I have spoken to many who are feeling stressed from lack of one on one contact.

What can be done to create a sense of harmony? We can do some exploring of what brings us joy or makes us feel alive, stepping out of the mind-run state and letting the heart have a say. It wants us to feel well and live in a state of contentment. If we can create our own positive mind movies, then we can turn into empowered heroes and heroines reaching our goals and dreams. We are giving our stressed minds a day off and bask in a much more delightful albeit imaginary reality.

In closing I would like to say that daydreaming is good for the heart and soul, lowers blood pressure and puts you in charge of the outcome. And if you do it often enough, your dream will come true. It’s the law of attraction at work. ​

Dorothea L. Gordon