Dream Example: You have the life you’ve always wanted, the one that gives you the freedom to do what you want, when you want. You are living the life you’ve always desired and it’s financed through your passion career, the one that shines the light on the unique genius that you are; you’re Warren Buffet savvy, Mother Teresa compassion and rockstar swagger, and it all comes natural to you. Your soulmate is riding shotgun on this journey with you, all of your relationships are flourishing. You feel absolutely amazing! Life is great! You’ll never have to worry about money again, you have more than enough to take care of yourself and your loved ones; and your able to make large contributions to support the causes that you believe in. You achieved this by being your authentic self and following your dream.
I’m sure you already have one or more dreams – like the above example – that you think about on a regular basis. The dream example was more of a dream overview, it lacked details, use it only as inspiration when doing the dream writing exercise below.
Dream Writing Exercise #1: You are given only one opportunity to create your version of the perfect life. All you have to do is write it down, the only catch is, If you leave something out, you’ll never have another opportunity to have that in your life.
How things look, smell, taste, feel, and make you feel must be included in the description, if you don’t write it down, you won’t get it. You can write about your career, relationships, hobbies, passions etc. Don’t leave something important out, and remember… dream big!
The faculty or activity of imagining things, especially things that are impossible or improbable: his research had moved into the realm of fantasy.
- the product of imagining impossible or improbable things: the scene is clearly fantasy.
- a fanciful mental image, typically one on which a person dwells at length or repeatedly and which reflects their conscious or unconscious wishes: the notion of being independent is a child's ultimate fantasy.
- an idea with no basis in reality: it is a misleading fantasy to suggest that the bill can be implemented.
- a genre of imaginative fiction involving magic and adventure, especially in a setting other than the real world.
- [ as modifier ] denoting a competition or league in which participants select imaginary teams from among the players in a real sports league and score points according to the actual performance of their players: he's my second-round draft choice in fantasy baseball this year | look at their dedication to fantasy leagues and the enormous minutiae of the stats they memorize.
2 a musical composition, free in form, typically involving variation on an existing work or the imaginative representation of a situation or story; a fantasia. verb (fantasies, fantasying, fantasied) [ with obj. ] literary imagine the occurrence of; fantasize about.
Lets talk about fantasy
Fantasy appears to be straight forward, right? Something that is completely made up, it’s not going to happen in this life, in reality. And reading the definition of fantasy, at first and second glance, I believe that I know when something would be considered a fantasy, or not. But if we open our minds, we might be surprised at what we find. There is one word in the definition that changed my understanding of what fantasy means, “the product of imaging impossible or improbable things.” Improbable being that word that changed my understanding of fantasy. Now looking at the definition of improbable “not likely to be true or to happen.” we know; improbable by definition doesn’t eliminate probability, because “not likely” leaves probability. In short, fantasy has the possibility of being probable, which means fantasy has the probability to be real, even if it’s not likely. Still with me? In short, fantasy can be reality.
When I think of fantasy I think of science fiction stories. Lets visit the future. A pair of red-eyed course-haired pitch-black mutant spiders reaching three times the height of the tallest sky scrappers emerge up out of the opposing oceans – one from the Pacific, the other from the Atlantic – bullying their way through New York and Los Angeles. With no criminal intent, they send buildings slamming into buildings, and cars and busses crush beneath their feet; creating mass mayhem, leaving nothing much more than fire, smoke, rubble and screams in their passing.