Living the Dream


Most of us–at least in North America–are familiar with the expression living the dream. We will have heard it or perhaps even used it. Such a reply usually occurs in response to How’s life? or another similar inquiry. The negative connotation is obvious: that whoever replies in such a manner is discontent, or believes that life and work is  drudgery.

There are many truths to be realized during our study of the Law of Attraction, but one of the most important is this: As within, So without. What does this mean? It means that before we can have/experience anything without, we must somehow have resonated with it–perhaps subconsciously–within.  What might our inner self be creating through repetitive expressions such as living the dream?

I think we can guess. We would be reinforcing our negative paradigms by telling our subconscious mind that life is terrible. That would be the perspective–or point of attraction–related to that type of speech and feelings. For people who desire to create a wealthier life in every aspect, this is certainly unwise. To counter that, I offer this: Is it possible–through conscious effort–to focus our mind upon the richness we already possess? The real wealth? But, you may object: “Have you seen my bank account? The clunker car that I drive? The shack that I call home?”

A different approach may help. For the next several minutes, can you appreciate the wealth that you already possess? For instance: Does your breath–this one (the one the deceased could not experience)–hold any value? Likewise, regarding the beat of your heart. Are the smiles and hugs of your children worth anything? If so, would you place a dollar value upon them? Or would they literally be priceless? Of the last meal you ate (no matter how simple), are you still better off than the world’s starving? And of the roof over your head (be it ever so humble), would the homeless think it a palace? And not least, did the last sunset you watched (which the blind cannot see) add to the richness of your life?

This is not intended as preaching. It is an offering, for contemplation. Could it be that we already possess real wealth and real richness?  The shift from outer-based illusion to inner-based truth creates corresponding results. Meaning? When we are grateful for true wealth within, we’re going to experience more of it without. And the key to assisting this shift occur? Gratitude. Gratitude. Gratitude. When we live from a state of gratefulness, we find even more for which to be grateful. Now…are you living the dream?

Dare to dream (and care for one another).

With heartfelt regards,


Copyright © – 2020 – R. Arthur Russell

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2 thoughts on “Living the Dream

  1. This is a great thought, I do live a dream and you’re absolutely right- Appreciation for the thousands of little things that make life possible – should fill my thoughts. Appreciation sure does feel good, when one allows the thoughts to be present.
    — just a side note, I went to leave a comment after reading this post and it took me a while to find the Comment button, I wonder how many people are reading and not able to let you know they’ve been touched by your writing? Remember, all it takes it ONE single person, and the energy was worth it! thanks, have a great week and hope you get to feel like you’re living the dream as well all week. momentummikey 🙂


    1. Thanks very much for taking the time to comment! I appreciate your thoughts! Yes, I see your point about the Comment Button. I’ll see if I change the layout–not sure. Thanks again for your kind wishes. Hope you have a great week too! Art


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