Not so long time ago I wrote a post on astral projection and lucid dreaming. It was a story of how these phenomena came into my life, and how they are some of the most wonderful and extraordinary things that we, as human beings, can experience. I explained the difference between the two concepts, and what impact they can have on our lives.
However, after finishing the post, I realized that I wrote almost nothing about the techniques of how to induce lucid dreaming.
Lucid dreaming, just like any other skill, is something that can be learned, improved and mastered with time. This is me talking from experience and from what I have seen in other people.
We all have a better life that we dream of, and we all have things that we want to accomplish and achieve. As a result, we create new and exciting ideas that motivate us and push to take action.
However, in order to live those dreams, it is not enough to just become motivated. We need to know how to stay motivated.
We all climb the mountain of success, during which it may seem as if nothing can go wrong, as if we finally made it. But unfortunately, life is like a rollercoaster, full ups and downs, full of surprises. No matter what you do, if it’s challenging enough, there will be moments of difficulty and despair. We are then faced with the problem of how to stay motivated when things are not going the way we planned them to.
The New Year is approaching, which means it’s time to look back at everything that has happened to us during the year. Take a look at the good things, the bad things, the things we have learned and were able to overcome. Look at the people that we have met and the experiences that we have had. What do you feel?
If you are like most people, you have probably made some New Year’s resolutions last year. Do you remember them all? If so, how did it go? Did you lose weight, learn to play the guitar, meditate 10 minutes every day, started a business, read one book every week, donated to charities, get into a new school, find a job, visited parents more often, joined public speaking classes? How much did you accomplish?
We are amazingly good at killing off our motivation, progress, and success. We can wake up one morning, thinking that today is the day that we conquer the world and make our dreams a reality, but after having had our morning coffee, we realize that those were just empty thoughts. There are too many obstacles on the way and life’s just too hard in general. I mean, if all of what we dream was realistic, everyone would be doing it, right?
You are right about life. It is complicated, and it should be. If it would be easy, then success would not mean much to us. Things like fulfillment, would probably also not be existent. Only through hard work, persistence and dedication, we can experience true fulfillment in life. And by this, I mean the feeling that you get when you accomplish something great, which also leads to true happiness; not the happiness you get when you buy a new pair of sunglasses or eat out.
Waking up and being excited about the day is one of the best feelings that one can have, especially when it happens on a regular basis. This indicates that whatever we are doing, it is in alignment with who we really are. It means that we are on the right path towards achieving our goals.
Unfortunately though, seeing highly motivated people is a rare occurrence. The majority of us like to play it safe. This means having stability in life and staying within the comfort zone. This also means doing what everyone else is doing and what we have been taught to do by the older generations. “Get a good education. This will earn you a prestigious job and all of the other benefits that you need. Also, buy a house and a car.” We all have heard these or similar words before.