I was listening to someone talking recently about the importance of creating a vision or picture of how you want your life to be, daydreaming. I thought to myself that while picturing what you want is important, nothing will happen if no action is taken; and how does that action happen when you tell yourself it’s too fantastic, it won’t happen when you’re stuck and are not sure how to go about it?
Not long after that I watched a documentary called “Finding My Mind” (6 July 2010, 7.30pm, SBSONE). One of the experiments was around consciousness and unconsciousness where the subject was undergoing a brain scan & asked to make a couple of very simple decisions. The result was that the scan showed that certain parts of the brain were activated for one decision and other parts for the alternate decision up to 6 seconds BEFORE the subject actually consciously decided. That meant the researcher was able to predict what the subject was going to decide before he consciously decided and acted on that decision.
The person carrying out the experiment explained that there is unconscious brain activity that is determining our decisions and that unconscious brain activity is “in harmony with your beliefs and desires”.
Then I took my mind back to “daydreams” I used to have, daydreams about how I wanted my life to be, my desires….
My Daydream Back Then
Back in 2002 I was living in country town about 4 hours drive from the coast, drought stricken area (still is), only employed part–time, broke, in a house with no view of anything, at the end of a cul-de-sac which veered to the left as you drove out of the street (yes, that detail is important)
I used to spend my Saturday mornings reading a Sydney newspaper. One of the sections I loved was the real estate section – properties on the coast, views of the ocean.
At that time I used to imagine that I was living somewhere on the coast with the water just around the corner, where my cul-de-sac met the other street. I knew the housing prices on the coast were well out of my reach and decided that it was all just fantasy.
My Life Now
Well, as I was thinking about what I had heard about the importance of visioning, and the daydreams I had in the past, I realised that the ‘fantasy’ I had back in 2002 had come true – I am living in a property with the water, the ocean, just around the corner!! To the left!!! (told you that detail was important) AND I have been here since 2005!!
So, the vision was in my unconscious mind, my desire, was there all along & possibly influenced every decision I have made in the past several years.
- The decision to leave a permanent part-time job,
- the decision to accept a temporary full-time position,
- the decision to apply for a permanent job with that particular employer even though it meant leaving everyone I knew, family etc.
- the decision to move down the coast and commute for 2 years
All of that was influenced by my UNCONSCIOUS mind.
I didn’t move straight here either – I lived in a couple of other areas & apartments before I moved to this area. My UNCONSCIOUS mind hadn’t forgotten that daydream, hadn’t forgotten that desire AND it only took me 3 years!!!
I am living the lifestyle I had dreamed about !!!!
What can you now create for yourself from your daydreams, your desires?
“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.”
- Uncover Our Hidden Mind (1personresponsible.com)