What do you dream about?
One of the first teachers I ever had in my adult life was a guy by the name of Paul Chek. Paul is a world renown expert in the fields of corrective and high performance exercise kinesiology, stress management and holistic wellness. I found Paul’s work at a time in my life where I was needing direction and looking to build a whole new career out of nothing except for an interest in healthy living, human performance and one half of an exercise science degree, which in the real world counts for nothing.
I could write for hours about the breadth of Paul’s work but instead I want to talk about one of the most important aspects of his work which has helped guide me through my adult life and also given me the freedom to change my mind, reset course and continue walking in a direction that makes me happy.
The concept I want to explore today is that of having a dream or some kind of driving force for your life that you can come back to and find peace within when times get tough. I was reminded of this concept today by a client of mine who has been reading the work of Joe Dispenza and we discussed the idea of how stress and tension in life can sometimes lead to stress and pain in our bodies and it was this client who said to me that the concept reminded him of the 4 doctors which I have talked about before. These are known as Dr Happy, Dr Diet, Dr Quiet and Dr Movement. When we live with an awareness of these inner doctors, situations or periods of time that may seem complex or out of our control can quickly and easily be chunked down into these 4 categories which allows us to better assess and take action on our current situation. If you ever heard of your inner wisdom, this is what the 4 doctors represent.
Having a dream is what Dr Happy stands for and often times when I discuss this idea with my clients I get a little bit of push back because the responsibility of looking at our lives honestly and with a willingness to change can be quite scary, especially if you’ve been doing things the same way for a long time. This is a very powerful process however because understanding that the decisions and actions we are making actual create the life we are living right now. When we can understand this it gives you the power to be whoever you want to be and do whatever you want. This can be a difficult and sometimes step to take as often times it means we need to change something in our lives that isn’t working. When people are unhappy, unmotivated and unwell it often stems back to a lack of awareness of the things in our lives that need to be changed and so the following questions are designed to help you gain clarity on what’s important to you and what is taking up unnecessary space.
Oh, and if thinking of what you want is too difficult, because for whatever reason I come across people who feel that they’re unworthy of the things they want, flip the questions on their head and write what would be your worst nightmare instead. Usually this gets us to the same end goal.
So here goes:
1. What do you dream about?
2. What makes you feel good?
3. What gives you a sense of purpose?
4. What geography would you choose?
5. What are you passionate about?
6. What people would you surround yourself with?
7. What values are needed to support your dream?
8. What would be your chosen working environment?
9. What is the income you need to live your desired lifestyle?
10. What level of responsibility are you ready to accept?
I hope this exercise inspires you to do some internal house cleaning and if you found this process to helpful or inspiring feel free to share what you learnt.