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Desires List

Desires are what drives us.  Materials, status or experience, desires are what help propel us toward our goals.

I put together a list of my 20 material/money desires (all of which I’m desperate for!):

  1. Video Camera (Sony HDR-FX7)
  2. Photography Camera
  3. Digital Camera
  4. Matrix Energetics Level 1 and 2 Seminars in August
  5. Travel to Boston
  6. Padres Games
  7. Running Shoes
  8. Road Bike
  9. Boogie Board
  10. Tennis Club Membership
  11. Bike Lock
  12. Bureau Bed
  13. Mail Sorter and/or Shelving Units
  14. Flat Screen
  15. Comfy Chair
  16. Tattoo
  17. Pencil Skirt
  18. Forest Green Padre Hat
  19. Train to Northern California
  20. Rollerblades

What are your top desires?


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Ideal Scene

Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain is an interesting book.  All the exercises in visualization are great, and I’m writing them down in my Planner Pad to remember them all.  One in particular stood out to me today: the Ideal Scene.

Ideal Scene Exercise

  • Take a sheet of paper.  Think of one of your goals and write it on top.
  • On the next line, write Ideal Scene.
  • Describe the scene; Write down, in present tense, what your situation looks like with your goal achieved.
  • At the bottom of the page, write “This or something better is now manifesting for me.”
  • Sign your name.
  • Visualize and bask in what you just wrote.

That’s all!

What is your Ideal Scene?

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Create a Life Painting

Life Painting: a painting showing the visual form of your ideal/dream life.  Can be a scene, a montage of scenes, or any way your mind allows you to represent your ideal life.

I loved the idea of creating a life painting from the first moment I heard about it .  Flash forward four years, five moves and endless hours of procrastination and I’ve finally completed it (above…the picture is horrendous I know.  My camera is so old that my phone took the picture above and turned out ten times better!).

A life painting is a great way to visualize your dream life.  First, your right brain creatively transforms a blank canvas into a masterpiece.  Next, you get to visualize your dream life every time you look at it.  It’s like magic in a paint tube.

How to begin creating your own life painting?  Draw out a rough sketch on paper. Decide what’s important to you and your future life.  Brainstorm ways to incorporate all these themes into your canvas.

And then get going!  Even if it takes you years to finish, as it took me, time will go by anyway–you might as well spend some of it transforming your future.

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How to Not Worry

Worry is the worst.  It makes you feel horrid, it deteriorates your health and it causes you to look like hell.  Nobody wants to worry, but everyone does.

Worrying is hard not to do, unless you know how to combat it.  I found four things to be true in order to not worry:

  1. Keep Busy…no time to think means no time to worry.
  2. Decide On Your Passions and Pursue Them…how can you not love life if you’re having fun?
  3. Keep Away From Toxic People…say no to worriers, unsupportive friends and negative nancys.
  4. Be Knowledgeable…when you aren’t prepared, you are in a highly anxious state.

How can you incorporate these principles into your own life?


Photo courtesy of blair bear

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Be You Adventure Plan

“He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” –Proverb

If I want to become thoroughly me, I need to plan.  Plan who I want to be, how I want to design my life, and plan what I need to do in order to get there.  That’s what started today.

I went through each of my priorities, one by one, and thought about where I’d like to be by next March. It was fun–Dreaming is my favorite activity!

I wrote down the goals to become the me I know I can be.  Some of them will be a stretch (reach for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars!). Some of them will require strong visualizations. All will require a commitment and a true love to achieve.  I added these goals to a separate page under the bya goals tab above.  I will update them every month, showing progress.

Of course, along the way I’ll study and explore methods to become independent, unique and successful.  Inspiration sources: blogs, books, magazines, real life experiences and interactions.

What is your be you adventure plan?


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Solo Excursion

I like being alone sometimes.  There, I said it.  Coffee shops, museums, meetings.  You name it, I enjoy it.

Weekend nights are a different story.  Maybe it’s the 13 year old in me, but being alone, in public, on a Friday or Saturday night seems like the surefire way to be termed a “loser.”

I resisted this urge tonight and ventured out to a crowded mall.  Conquering Target and Barnes & Noble, I entered a massively busy Panera Bread.  I sat, sipped tea, read and wrote for 2.5 hours.  And I loved every minute of it.

If you can’t have an adventure with yourself, how can you have any adventure in your life?


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Small Joys

I have been dying to paint my nails a turquoise-y color since seeing my friend with the wonderful hue.  But I denied myself the pleasure.  No, I said, it’s too outlandish, too expensive ($5!) to waste time on.  That’s what I told myself for 3 weeks…until today.

Small joys create happiness.  My day has been extraordinaire, and all because I allowed myself to enjoy a small pleasure.

What small joy can you embrace to make this day great?

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