There are days here and there when I wonder what fantasy actually is. Apart from being a state of mind, it is clearly an ideal place to be at some stage in your daily thinking. Fantasy can be anything from reality right through to illusion – and everything in between. Fiction is not fantasy. Fantasy is very real. It takes an extraordinary level of concentration to maintain the purity of thought required for the creation – or the construction, if you like – of a flawless fantasy. It takes some practice, too.
Fantasy requires minds to find a steady stream of consciousness through which their ideal can be projected. To find the ideal you need to be a positive thinker. To find a steady stream is essential. Fantasies do not travel well under bumpy conditions. They are delicate in nature. Nature does not have fantasies about killing, or causing suffering to living things. There will be fantasies found about eating, feeding frenzies. About sex. That is perfectly natural. Nature takes time to build a fantasy with the reality; she does not waste time dreaming about pain.
Fantasies are for the bravehearts. For those that dare to think big. Small fantasies are not necessarily smaller than any bigger ones you may have along your way. It depends how deep small goes. How shallow your perception. When you understand the motivation behind a fanciful way of choosing to live, you will understand how absolutely essential the propagation of fantasy is as a very real – and viable – reality.
You do realise that you are as lucky as you think you are? It is also true that you make your own luck. That is very encouraging news when you consider that your future is going to be what you make of it. You can include for yourself in your days as much luck as you can possibly muster. Pull from all sources. Bless yourself with big dreaming. You do not need to wait for someone in this world to give your dreams approval. Dare to believe for yourself that your temperament is involved in your ‘luckiness’. Groom yourself, your thinking, for luck. Please know that luck is not coincidence. Nothing is coincidence.
Luck is not something that you resent if you should see another person getting lucky. You be happy for them. You recognise their good fortune and you ask them how they look at life. The way they look at life will tell you a lot about their ‘luckiness’. The importance of giving recognition to luck is that it reminds you that there is such a thing. Consider that luck has nothing to do with money. You are not lucky if you have money. Money comes to each person in their time. Most people are the same when it comes their way. If you have money, it is your blessing to bestow. Use it.
Luck will carry you far. Make sure you acknowledge each piece of luck that comes your way. It is a way of saying thankyou to the guardian that you are to yourself. It is a way of saying thankyou to yourself for believing that you are lucky. If you have a positive attitude towards your ‘luckiness’, you have a lot to thank your head for. Your mind. Your senses. Without your senses you would neither know nor understand lucky, so be grateful for those above all.
When are you most productive? When you are doing something you like, or when a whip is at your back. Both methods work. For some, deadlines motivate. The chase to the end, motivates. For others, the push is in an obligation, a feeling of being responsible. Why is it that some people feel the need to do something about the state of this planet and others will not be bothered? It is time to kick these sleeping people out of their beds. I am tired of hearing the old story that it is no one’s job to bring the humans along, kicking and screaming. That it is no one’s job to force them to wake up and take stock of where they are so they can decide where they want to be. Who made up that story? The same people who sit on the sidelines and watch this world implode? Too bad for the silent fence-sitters. The story has changed.
You are productive when you are driven, inspired. If you lack inspiration, what can you do? You can search for new experiences. If you are averse to new experiences you must ask yourself why. What is this need to live a traditional life? Why are there not more pioneers? Life is a construct. Construct a model that works. Why are there inflexible missionaries striding around making noise about choices? Just because another’s choice is not yours, you cannot condemn it. Do not hide behind God and shout about what is not right in his eyes when you have no idea what he likes and what he doesn’t. When last did he pass comment on the way humans behave? Does he even care? The problem is that people are still whispering the same Hail Mary the priests were prescribing last century. It works no better now than it did then.
Be productive in your thinking. There is no point dreaming up doom and gloom for yourself. Take your thoughts and modify them to include new possibilities that will improve your life. Know that a productive life is a life well-lived. However you choose to live well, is up to you.