I remember the first time I ever felt in control of my life. I was about 8 or 9 years old at the time and had a reoccurring nightmare about two kids chasing me down the street. When I told my dad about it he said, “You know you can control your dreams right?”
He told me all I had to do was visualize what I wanted to happen in the dream before I went to sleep. Because I had the kind of faith in magic and pure wonder that only occurs in childhood, I wholeheartedly believed him. The next morning I woke up with a smile on my face. In my dream, the two kids that were chasing me finally caught up. But in their hands were melting ice-cream cones they had been trying to give me.
That dream was years ago, but I will never forget it.
More than teaching me how to control my dreams, it taught me how to control my life. When scared or anxious about the unknown, I often remember that my perspective can change the outcome. Sometimes being open to seemingly scary experiences can help us receive the ice-creams in our own life.
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How Positive Writing Can Increase Life-Satisfaction
(Adventures in Positive Psychology) – Another way to gain a greater sense of control over your life is through writing. This top post provides a wealth of information to help you heal and gain a deeper sense of satisfaction, happiness and optimism in your life through positive writing.