I have always been an idealist. What this means to me is that I have always had strong ideas about how life could be, how I wanted myself to be, and how I wanted my life to go. I remember being a child and picturing who I wanted to become, with an excitement and enthusiasm that defines what idealism is supposed to be about: that eager, confident feeling, as you envision something worthwhile and amazing coming forth, a product of your intent, skill, and worth.
I have never backed away from said idealism, though the normal course of life experience presented its usual challenges: negative messages picked up from other people, brainwashing that tried to convince me to settle for less than my ideals, and times when I was disappointed about outcomes but lacked the wisdom to see the blessing.
However, without always knowing what I was doing, I never gave up on my ideals. Now everything in my life is reflection of those ideals: my professional work, my marriage, my creativity, this blog. All these areas reflect my belief that life can be amazing, that I can be satisfied, that happiness is possible.
Also, it seems to me that as I continue to learn about myself, to write, teach, read, and grow, I am reconnecting with and strengthening my idealistic nature. As I cast aside old negative thoughts, I come back into alignment with the part of me which is assured, creative, and passionate, which believes that my life is meant to be enjoyed, and that I am Supreme Creator of it. Again and again, I am realizing that the sour negative thoughts that sometimes ran the show are merely illusions, products of confusion, and not the truth. With each revelation, a bit more of my natural idealism claims its rightful place in my mind. A natural buoyancy takes over, replacing the old heaviness.
I feel close to the spirit of God.
Maybe that’s exactly where our ideals come from. That inner sense that we are capable of divine and magnificent Creations. People might ask, “Why you?” and we reply, “Why not me? I am an Unlimited Creator.”
Maybe having ideals is simply a manifestation of self-belief: believing that we are capable of shaping our life, and of having the results that we desire. That we are not here simply to regurgitate and replicate the actions of others, or the results created by our wayward past.
Perhaps the promise of a brilliant future is merely the natural attention of someone who is connected with their Divinity.
To be Idealistic is to be Divine.