Day 1: Reflections, Dreams, and the Field of Possibilities
Today’s Deepak Chopra meditation: “Today, I embrace my potential to be, do, and have whatever I can dream.”
Last night, I was driving in the car when Aerosmith’s “Dream On” came on the radio. I never realized the lyrics until the rang out in my once silent car. “Dream on, dream on, dream until your dreams come true.”
I must admit I’m a bit of a dreamer. And people often say my heads in the clouds.
But if you can’t envision it, how can you do it?
My problem is: I often live in the clouds, and it seems there are a lot of things going on down here on earth. Things like bills and responsibilities and the DMV and dentists visits. Being an adult sucks!
So while meditating today, I couldn’t stop the “responsibility hounds” from invading my thoughts. No matter how much I tried to run through my field of possibilities, I seemed to be locked down in the realm of the real.
What bills do I have to pay? How can I handle my debt?
It’s fine to live in the clouds, but where can I plant my roots?
So I decided to do yoga and stand in tree pose; to figure out my roots. I’m standing in tree pose right now.
Trees are bold and rigid and forever dwell in the field of possibilities. They sway with the window, their leaves die and are born again. There’s always the chance they might be struck by lightening or blown over. But still they stand.
I want to find my roots. I need that strength.
Today I focused on rebuilding the strength I know I already had.
I focused on my dreams… But I built them legs.