When I was a child my father would read my favourite bedtime story, The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton.
Each night the story began the same way, I would leave the house, find my way through the dark scary forest and begin my ascent of the faraway tree, bumping into all its occupants as I climbed.
Eventually, I’d reach the top of the tree and climb the ladder into the clouds above. I knew that above the clouds lay a magical world to discover & experience.
Each night I braved the exciting unknown.
I didn’t know that my father had read the entire book to me in a relatively short period of time. He knew I loved worlds above the clouds so much, that rather than move on to another book, he instead started constructing the worlds from HIS imagination, and as I later discovered, MINE too.
Every night was new adventure, where anything was possible, an infinite number of worlds with infinite possibilities, sights & experiences to behold. I played, I sang, made alien friends, slew dragons, built cities, conquered my deepest fears, helped others, invented machines and solved maths puzzles to save the world.
Solving problems was always my favourite, it was hard, but I felt immense joy and feelings of accomplishment every time I solved the problem of the day. If I focused I could do anything, make anything, achieve anything. I could change the world and loved the challenge.
If you had the power to create a new world, a new reality to live and thrive in, what would you create?
How would you start?
Perhaps you’d start by recognising that you are the creator of your current reality and when you change the way you see your world, your world changes.
It’s empowering when you realise you can create worlds. It’s even more empowering to challenge yourself and create a meaningful, fulfilling and limitless world.
Everyone gets two lives, the second one starts when you realise you’ve only got one.