Realistic. The Real World.
Words I use to use ALL. THE. F-ING. TIME!
"Well, that is great but it just is not "realistic." - I think I may have said this on the daily over the last 10 years. Why am I taking realistic, or using phrases like "in the real world" out of my vocabulary? Because it takes away the magic!
Let's think about how we go about our days on the regular...
You wake up, immediately get going, get in the shower, rush around to eat breakfast (if you are lucky) and then on your way into work you stress about all the things you have to do today, get done tomorrow, how are you going to even make dinner tonight, I can't afford takeout again, I wonder if Susie is going to be in a bad mood today......
The list goes on, and on and on. In an ocean of thoughts in your morning commute, you begin to lose your magic almost immediately before your day has even begun!
Lunch comes around and you may go out with a co-worker and get to talking about how you are so stressed about (your date/your husband / your kids/your job/money). Then "what if" game starts to happen.
"What if" my marriage doesn't work out.
"What if" my date goes horribly.
"What if" my son doesn't graduate from high school.
"What if" I can't afford to pay for my groceries this week.
Your co-worker may say something back like:
You and your husband are so great together, I know it will work for you.
Your date could be the man of your dreams, it will go amazing!
Your son is so smart, and he will graduate with honors!
Oh, I am sure you will win on your lottery ticket this week and never have to worry about money again!
AND HERE IS WHERE THE PROBLEM BEGINS...
Oh Susie, that is just not "realistic!" You may think that I am going to win the lottery but I haven't played in years - over here in "the real world" I know better than to play the lotto! It is a waste of time!
Yeah right, it is just not "realistic" for my son to graduate with honors. He has no drive.
Ha! That is funny, I don't think over here in "the real world" a dream guy even exists anymore.
Any of this sounding familiar? Feel free to insert your own personal experiences on what is "real."
AT WHAT POINT DID YOU DECIDE THAT THERE IS A "REAL WORLD"?
And at what point did you decide that it was awful!? You are ALWAYS, and I mean ALWAYS creating your own reality! You are always manifesting the life you have. Instead of spending your time creating solutions to problems that haven't even happened yet, why don't you try to focus on the present moment before you?
The moment right now - this very second. Your heart is beating. Your eyes are blinking. You are digesting your last meal. You are breathing.
Instead of focusing on all the things that you can not control, or on all the things that are going on in your delusion of whatever "the real world" is to you - why not focus on the beauty, joy, and abundance of TODAY?!
What is actually real right now? What is happening in this moment? How can you show this life moment gratitude and how can you begin to see the magic of today?
If you choose to be in a world where you are constantly finding something wrong with it, well be assured you will find things wrong. If you are in a world where looking for things to "fix" problems to before they have even begun, be assured you will find things to "fix'.
If you CHOOSE to live in an abundant world, if you CHOOSE to make "the real world" joyful and stress-free - then rest assured you will see abundance and joy.
Your "REAL WORLD" is what you make it.
"Realistic" is what you make it.
What are you going to choose for it to be?
Kaitlyn Elizabeth McCann
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