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See beyond walls: Put your dreams into action

"To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.”

― James Thurber

This quote is taken from the Secret Life of Walter Mitty, a guy who, at the beginning of the movie, only has dreams of adventure in his head. Walter Mitty lives his dream life in his head, but the beauty of the movie, is finally he begins to live the things he day dreams about out in reality. He has a online dating profile in order to get in contact with a girl he works with. One of his friends suggests he just go over and talk to her instead of fearing behind a computer. I suppose it’s the “behind walls” mentality. To see behind walls, the obviousness that things are in your reach, but perhaps we are scared.  In begins in the mind. What’s on your mind? The mind was meant to wander, to explore, to journey.

Manage your mind

An unmanaged mind leads to tension. A managed mind leads to tranquility. An unmanaged mind leads to conflict. A managed mind leads to confidence. An unmanaged mind leads to stress. When you don’t try to control your mind and the way you direct your thoughts, you will have an enormous amount of stress in your life. But a managed mind leads to strength and security and serenity. – Rick Warren

The mind is a mosaic, sometimes it’s not a straight-lane highway. There are so many facets. So complex that I can’t doubt there is a creator. 

 Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions .Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you. Look neither right nor left; leave evil in the dust.

Proverbs 4:23-27

Like a good road trip, the route has to be mapped out if you want to end up where you set out to. Like a good recipe, with proper measurements, the instructions set you up for success.

Like travelling, you learn so much on the journey, even before you reach the destination. Especially if you get lost a few times. Life is a journey, where you end up in life may never happen. I thought the other day, I will never know everything. I could never obtain all the knowledge in the world.

Don’t hold back the journey inside you.

Don’t hold back the creativity, the things that inspire you.

Your adventure story is one without borders, without limit. The are lights inside of you; intrinsic plans to get you from A to B. Take time to tap into those plans

We get discouraged because we look at our days and weeks ahead and think: this is it? This is all I can look forward to? This is my life? see behind walls

Dreaming is the first thing, I think we all are really good at dreaming up the outcome, but not sure how to get there. Ask yourself: am I focused on the plan or am I focus on the arrival?

I understand some psychology will promote envisioning yourself receiving the prize, arriving at your destination – for mental hope. Yet, what about the plan rather than the arrival.

If you’ve already figured out what you want in life, it’s now all about the plan.

As the mind was also meant to be mapped and managed, so your dreams can be carefully mapped and managed to obtain the outcome you desire. Your mind becomes free as you take those thoughts out of your brain and put them on paper, talk them out with a friends or actually start researching how you are going to get there.

1)    Dream it up: mind dump your ideas and de-clutter your thoughts. Find out deep down, asking yourself this question: what do I really want? What I am taking control of, shows your deepest wants.

2)    Discipline your thoughts: don’t get ahead of yourself. Let it go, listen to what your wise peers say and about it, and seek wisdom from mentors.

3)    Plan it: create the road map, the life plan, the recipe. Create a plan that leads you to your intended destination- but be open to change. Be open to flexibility.

You're on the road
But you've got no destination
You're in the mud
In the maze of her imagination

-U2

Brittany Hayward