The glass sliding doors opened up to a a vista of waves crashing to the shore. I sat on a comfy leather couch in my luxury apartment looking out at the rising sun. I was writing my intentions out for the Universe- my dream life as I imagined it to be.
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Feeling inspired I picked up my pen to write my ideal life and then stopped.
Hang on. I am living my dream life. The very words I was about to write were the ones that I was experiencing now. They were the words I wrote many years ago when intended to live this life of travel.
Huh, well whatta do you know!
So what do I write now?
I looked into the future- what do I want to be intending or working for? Again the words replied, You are living it already, why do you have to intend for another dream life? Just enjoy the moment of the one you have now.
We think we always have to be intending or dreaming or planning of the next big thing, scarcely taking the time to appreciate what we have created right now.
My next question was, Well are you happy?
You’ve created the dream life, have you reached the ultimate to be happy with it?
Well no. I’m not happy…. all the time. Some days my heart is bursting with joy and others I want to throw away the suitcase for a permanent bed.
Despite the challenges of my dream life and not always being happy, I’m at peace. (I explore this topic more deeply here)
We can never be happy all the time. Things will happen- you’ll wake up grumpy for no reason one day, the next you’ll have a sniffily nose and then 3 days later your child will throw the biggest tantrum that reminds you just how much you do NOT have a clue about anything.
We spend all our lives wishing for our dream lives, not understanding that when it arrives, we won’t necessarily be deliriously happy all the time. And so that myth causes us to miss when the dream life is here. We don’t see it because the imagined bliss of it is not eternal.
I’m not blissfully happy, the day to day grind can get me down. But, I am peaceful.
There is no more longing within me, no more counting down the months and days till I can make a change, no more hatred of the moments I spend doing something that does not fulfil me, and no more wishing I was somewhere else. Every day is a gift of peace. I get up and feel satisfied that I’m in control of how my day looks and I’m doing what I love.
That’s the dream life we should be intending to create, warts and all.
Do you believe in perfect happiness? Do you think your dream life will bring it to you?