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Unrealized Dreams

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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, we're going to talk

about realizing your dreams and what

can sometimes get in the way of that.

Now, I've shared before that it's

okay to have dreams and for a

number of them to not be realized.

We can orient ourselves toward the

process rather than just banking on

the end point for our fulfillment.

At the same time, there is something

satisfying to achieving certain dreams

and also looking at what might get in the

way of the, the reaching of those dreams.

And I think at the core of many

unrealized dreams is a pain or discomfort

that we were unwilling to feel.

The core of many unrealized dreams is

a pain or discomfort we were unwilling

to feel which can include some fear.

As cliche as it is, most of the things

we most desperately want are on the

other side of something uncomfortable.

If that weren't the case, then

anyone, whoever wanted something

would just move full speed ahead

toward it and they'd have it.

And we'd all have everything that we want.

But it turns out we can get

stuck in a pain box, so to

speak, in our zone of comfort.

And the walls that keep us boxed in

are, aren't necessarily actual walls,

but they're the perceived pain that

we might have to experience when

going into new territory or having

some uncomfortable conversations or

walking alone for a period of time or

taking a risk in a new path, a new job.

All of that can bring up some

discomfort in our system.

And I think for many of us, when we have

a sense of like a life that we might want

to create, something we desire, something

that really excites us, that even you

could say, it feels like our karmic

path, the thing we were meant to do.

But there's, there's a discomfort.

There's a fear.

There's a pain that we associate

with potentially having to move in

that direction, which is why I say at

the core of many unrealized dreams,

dreams is some form of discomfort

that we're unwilling to feel.

So I just invite you into that

curiosity for yourself today.

When you consider a life that you're

potentially excited by, something that

you might want to try, something you might

want to do a dream you've always had.

I don't believe we have to follow all

of these things, but notice, are you

at a, in a healthy relationship to

the choosing to not pursue that dream.

Or is it because there's some fear that's

arising, some discomfort that maybe

at this point, you don't want to feel.

But if you really leaned into

it, you could see that, all

right, this is just fear and I,

and I could move forward anyway.

I'm totally okay with us choosing

not to go in a particular direction.

What I'm more curious about though

is all the reasons why we choose

not to go in that direction.

And if it is just some form of pain or

discomfort that we've subconsciously

avoided, what would it be like

to stay a little bit more present

to it and move forward anyway.

So something to consider.

Thank you for your practice.

Let's settle in for today's meditation.

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