There are times in everyone’s life when they wish it was better, richer, more adventurous, brought in more money. In fact was completely different from what is being experienced now. But…
Are you ‘experiencing your life’, or simply drifting through it?
We are bombarded with examples of luscious lifestyles, fast cars, big houses, and the ‘to dream for’ job, and it’s all too easy to become swept away with the illusion. Yes, illusion. Because behind the headlines you cannot know what that person’s life is really like.
Although I have mentioned this before, I believe it can bear repetition.
How may time have you heard someone say, with stars in their eyes and in a dreamy, wishful voice, “I’d love a big house like that.”
No harm in dreaming, is there? Well, depending on the quality of that dream, possibly. The saying ‘be careful what you wish for’ is a case in point. After all suppose you acquire that big dream house, do you have the finances to maintain it? No? Does that mean you need to find another job that pays better, requires you working harder and for longer hours?
Now, if you are the family provider and enjoy being with your family, the cost of maintain your dream is immense. To keep that well-paid job to pay for that dream home, you are going to have to sacrifice the very thing that matters most to you. Family time together.
Cause and effect. There are always consequences. By all means go after that dream of yours, but, before you do, take time out to meditate on it.
Is the dream worth it? What will you gain, and what will you lose? What other dreams do you have on that list of yours? Is there one that will serve your true inner desires better, and still maintain a happy balance with those around you?
Now Thanksgiving is over, take time to ensure your next batch of dreams will truly bring you what you desire, and without those nasty unforeseen consequences you forgot to factor in last time.