Monday, November 23, 2009

New Window of Opportunity

Just returning from my trip to Shanghai... lots of fun stories to tell including haggling for souvenirs in Old Town Shanghai, my water village boat ride, and 3 day carb-laden restricted diet of nothing but croissants and soup dumplings.

But first, I wanted to share my news.

A while back, I read one of those new agey self-realization books kind of like "The Secret" only not that freakish but similarly full of cheesy affirmations and the whole vision board and all that. You know what I am talking about, right?

Well, I tried out this little exercise in which I wrote down "things" that I wanted to attract into my life. I did this as an experiment and for fun, not taking it all that seriously because of course I know perfectly well you have to work for what you want. Rarely, does it just magically appear into your lap out of thin air.

Anyway, one of the things I wrote on my list was "free travel", and I knew how ridiculous and indulgent THAT was because when is it ever free?

Well, low and behold, my crazy wish for "free travel" has actually sort of come true. I have been given an opportunity to become a tour escort on international and local tours from here to other countries in Asia as well as around neighboring Japanese islands.

Needless to say, I am well aware that it's not completely free since I will be traveling on an official capacity and have to deal with whatever problems that may arise on the trip, which may be a complete nightmare sometimes if it involves people slipping in the shower or getting lost or sick or gasp, arrested and thrown in jail.

But people, it's travel!

So, I might live to regret the whole experience once it stops being fun and starts feeling like work, but right now I am excited.

I'm also curious. I'm curious about you and your experience with "envisioning" that which you want... have you ever done it? Master wish lists, magazine clippings, meditative trances, any other wacky techniques... did any of it work?


Stacie said...

I do it all of the time. And it always works. As you continue to do it, you will prove to yourself your subconscious will work amazingly hard to make your conscious desires come true. That, I believe, is the true purpose of our existence. The old masters have been right all have to listen and experience it for yourself. Dream big, and be specific in your desires. With specificity, be prepared for the magic. Now is a great opportunity to find out what YOU really think, and not the belief systems you have been given.

Meliha said...

Wow, congrats! Have fun with it!

Anil said...

For me the most important thing to do aside from setting a step-by-step rough plan is to take a first step towards something I want.

Something that requires me to move toward what I'm envisioning.. after that it just seems to flow.


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