I was just reading a movie review talking about how a woman gets to see what her life would have been like if she had made other choices. It got me thinking about the movie Sliding Doors with Gwyneth Paltrow which showed a young woman and the two very different ways her life would turn out based on whether or not she got through the sliding doors to her subway train.
Through the years I’ve occasionally thought “what if…” in regards to choices. “What if I had gone to that college instead of the one I did?” “What if I had decided to go to Japan to study instead of getting married?” “What if we had moved to another state when we had the opportunity?” and so on. Don’t misunderstand me. I am perfectly fine with all of my/our choices, but it does make for delicious day dreaming to concoct a different scenario.
Especially when a romanticized movie takes us into the lives of people who make drastic choices such as Under The Tuscan Sun or Sleepless in Seattle. There is nothing wrong with daydreaming and in fact, it can inspire some “real time” changes. If you daydream about having another job, maybe it’s time to do what it takes to get there. If you daydream about living in another area, maybe it’s time to do so. I can’t make that choice for you, but when we imagine the possibilities that are brought to us through daydreaming, and then act on them, our lives can spring forward in wonderful, growth filled ways!
Daydreaming might just be the way our soul tells us its deepest yearnings.
Daydream, imagine all the doors waiting in your life to be opened, and then take a risk!