Since I was a child I dreamt of one day living in France. I am not sure where this fascination with France comes from – whether it was because I grew up just an hour from the French border or whether it is in my genes (my great-great grandfather was apparently of French origin). Something about this beautiful country makes my heart sing.
Four years ago Danielle and I discovered an enchanting little area in the South-East of France, called the Luberon. We immediately fell in love with the lush nature, the quietness, the sunny climate and of course the delicious “cuisine provencal.” We often thought: ”Wouldn’t it be nice to spend more time here?” After another visit it became clear to us – we wanted to grow this dream into reality.
This part of having a dream, which is not yet realized is often when the challenge for most of us really begins. It’s one thing to imagine what we want and another to create or manifest it. At first we wonder “how can we make it happen?” If we don’t come up quickly with a solution, doubt and insecurity may start clouding our mind, preventing us from finding more creative answers. Or we are taking action and move a few steps towards our dream. But then, when obstacles appear or we don’t see the results we hoped for, we become impatient – which is only a hop and a skip away from doubt and eventually giving up.
So how can we not only keep our dreams alive, but usher them into reality? Listen to this interview on Empowerment Radio as I share some of the insights and valuable tools I have utilized while building the bridge between the dream and reality.
”Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.” ~ Henry David Thoreau