Children allow their imaginations to run free, investing in dreams and desires with such passion that what is unreal begins to feel real.
Children dream without boundaries. Then somewhere along the way things change; we grow up and lose touch with our childhood aspirations.
We take fewer risks and dismiss the desires of our inner princess. In the process, our creativity and joy is squelched.
There is a lot to be said for revisiting our childhood dreams, I wrote more deeply about this in a recent blog post (click HERE for details).
This week we will use journaling to do a little “excavating” as we focus on recovering our youthful passions:
1. What types of activities, games, or toys thrilled you as a child?
2. What did you want to become when you grew up?
3. How did you spend your free time?
4. Take a moment to reflect on your past. Make a list of dreams you have had over the years. Does anything still tug at you today?
5. If you were to dream without boundaries, what would that look like?
Embracing our childhood dreams can bring joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment to the here and now. Those seeds planted long ago are clues to help steer us towards the unimaginable. Perhaps, like me, you will discover you have been chasing something all along. 😀
If you are interested living more intentionally, be sure to do your homework and visit my blog next Wednesday! [If you’re looking to go even further, check out Intentional Gatherings.]