When I was eighteen years of age, I didn’t know that feeling down could happen even at twenty years, thirty years, forty years, fifty years, sixty years and above. Does it get worse? How would I know? I was only eighteen. I was just starting out in life.
One thing I’ve always had naturally was the power of visualisation or call it the power to dream. The visualisation that I would do all these things and dream them happened even in my waking and walking life. All of you have this and I am darn sure every kid has it.
If there is one piece of advice, I can give you in your whole lifespan is this. Do not let your visualisation or the power to dream die or get any less then it is when you were young. If you let that die, then you’ve let a very important piece of your inner child die too.
The power of visualisation or the power to dream is magical isn’t it? It’s powerful and many people will tell you, “Stop dreaming!”
Look, if you’re in a life and death situation would you want to stay in the positive frame of mind or negative frame of mind? Right, I completely get it if you are suffering day in and day out because of old age combined with illnesses, or some other circumstance. Some people just think, “That’s enough I want to go,” or “I’ve lived enough now I’m ready to go.”
I would really like to read your comments on the part above highlighted in bold. Do you think this is giving up? What are your thoughts about the sentence written in bold?
Returning back to the power of visualisation or the power to dream it’s like anything. When we have tough situations in life, we can choose to see the positive things, find positive things or just sit in a negative frame mind. Which side of the bus would you rather be sitting on? The side where you see a dull wall, and in the shade, or the side looking at the trees, the hills, and in the sun.
Walk through difficulties in life with an elegant smile embracing the positive things and then party when positive things are manifesting. Worrying doesn’t solve anything, it just spoils the mood.
The reason why children are full of dreams and full of hope
Children feel the most freedom in their playing time, with their friends and at school breaks and when they’re by themselves. At school there are rules, at home there are rules and whenever they’re around any adult there is at least one rule, usually.
They watch dreamy films, inspirational stories, their favourite heroes, learn the language used in the cartoons they watch or the films they see which makes them laugh, develop their character and increases the creative side of their minds. They’re not thinking too hard when it’s their free time. Their family members help build their characters too.
They desire been a grown up because most people around them are grown up and they can’t wait to grow up, be and do the things they’d like to do and of course the amount of times people tell them, “NO” fuels their thoughts about been a grown up even more. “Just wait till I can drive then I could go and buy those sweets myself,” is just one such example whether they’re voicing it or thinking it. I found this one cool. As I watched the little girl whom I taught how to read most evenings. During her playing time, I would just let her pick out her favourite toy. I mean who needs to be controlled in their free time too after coming back from school, having a break and eating a snack then been put to read for fifteen minutes. We did make Friday a day where no reading was involved.
Anyways, she pulled out this elegant pouch. She opened it and took out two huge diamonds (of course they were fake). “Okay, now let’s pretend I have my very very big house here and you see where the pink diamond is?” I replied, “Yes.” “That’s your very very big house and you see that blue diamond there, that’s my very very big house. Now that I have this big diamond, I can buy anything I like and go anywhere I want, and I can come and visit you.” I replied, “My very very big house is in Miami.” She goes, “My very very big house is in Miami…no, America. With my big diamond, it means I can come and see you in Miami.”
Then here we are, we get older and we fulfil a dream that seemed so huge when we were younger and take it for granted. This is were people’s dreams start to die, hence doing visualisation or dreaming reengages you to that magic you felt as a child and boosts your imagination. It’s so positive that you will be visualising new things that you’ve never done and will come to manifest it.
There is so much to still do and learn in life. We can only do them if we give ourselves the permission to want to live them, believe in them and practise the power to visualise or the power to dream on the daily basis.
T. Dench Patel