I want my business to be really successful. I want the relationship I have with my partner to be fulfilling and loving. I want my family and friends to be happy and feel fulfilled in their lives. I want good health for myself and my friends and family.
I want so much. I want it all! Don’t you?
My mother’s favorite command to me growing up was “Maryanne, come down to earth!” Until many years later, I honestly didn’t see the problem with never “coming down to earth”. It felt so good – dreaming, planning, seeing all the possibilities.
Until many years later, I didn’t really see that none of those dreams and plans and visions I held so dearly had a hope of becoming real unless … . Unless I woke up to reality – to the actual situation I happened to be in, to my own life circumstances, to my responsibilities. Until I seriously considered all the variables – my hopes and desires – Yes! – and also my own limitations and the limitations of the situation.
When I finally woke up, I began to modify my plans to include what was doable for me at that time. I stopped jamming in as much as I thought I could do, instead focusing on one small chunk at a time, and developing from that more realistic timelines and goals.
When I finally woke up, I started to relax, to regain my health, and to enjoy the world around me.
What about you? Are you a dreamer like me?
Embracing our limitations
Quote of the Week
“Beyond living and dreaming there is something more important: waking up.”
― Antonio Machado
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Maryanne Nicholls is a Registered Psychotherapist and Life Coach. To find out more, gain access to her weekly newsletter, meditations and programmes, sign up atwww.thejoyofliving.co.