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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Carl Jung: Who Looks Outside, Dreams; Who Looks Inside, Awakens

Don't Be Afraid to Live Life to the Fullest

Where are you at this moment in life? Would you like to dream and achieve, or awaken and come alive?

Perhaps life has dealt you a blow and you feel beaten down or lulled to sleep to avoid the pain of reality--and you are neither interested in dreaming or awakening--you're just surviving.

Or perhaps you are in a moment in time when you're anticipating future negative events--layoff, retirement, divorce, illness, failure, or being left behind--and the fear and anxiety clouds out any thoughts of dreaming and looking forward with optimism.

Sure, sometimes life is harsh making you retreat and give up. We've all been there.

But don't be afraid to refresh your desire to dream or wake from your deep sleep. By redirecting your attention from your past or future onto today you can focus on the desires of your heart. Keep asking yourself what would make you feel fully alive today to let your mind focus on it.  

As Paulo Coelho said, "When you want something, the entire universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."

Don't be afraid to stick your neck out to create the life you desire. Life is a series of trials and challenges for all of us. No matter how many times you fall down, the correct response is to get back up. Be willing to look foolish in search of your dreams. Sometimes you must risk feeling foolish to come fully alive.

"You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen." Paulo Coelho


It's never too late to reclaim your dreams and rekindle your spirit. Take time to create a clear vision for the life you want to live now. Look within to discover what makes you come alive. Step back into the world to put your dreams into action. It is never too early or too late to create a good and joyous life.
"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens."   Carl Jung

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Grant Soosalu said...

Hey Sue, another great post! Yes, our heart brain is responsible for processing and connecting us with our dreams, our values, our heart's true desires. So you need to connect deeply with your heart in order to embody your visions and ideas. When you align your head, heart and gut brains, then magic happens. This is the true secret! Until you engage all three brains, you undermine your plans and visions for your life and miss out on the power of your deep intuitive wisdom.

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

Grant--I love the image of engaging the power of my deep intuitive wisdom! I usually say when the sun, moon and stars are in alignment its time to do something. I think I'll begin to think of 'when my head, heart and gut brains are in alignment, the magic happens'!

As always thanks for your words of wisdom. Sue