Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up. ~ Pearl Buck
What are you going to be when you grow up? Today, let’s think about paths not yet taken – the paths of our secret imaginary selves.
Each of us leads many lives vicariously and often simultaneously. By acknowledging our secret lives and tapping into the wisdom of our imaginary alter egos, we can glean tips to help us develop our own personal sense of style. So first divine, who you’d be if not you?
If you had ten other lives to live, what would you be doing? —
Now, write down your secret selves. How do they live? How do they dress?
What can you do to bring some of the magic of your imaginary lives into your everyday existence?
Brainstorm with your authentic self. For example, I absolutely adore the colorful style of today’s country and western women singers. I’m drawn to their exuberant extravagance even though my natural inclination as a communicator is more understated. How to reconcile fantasy with reality and bring more pizzaz into my life? Maybe it’s as simple as realizing that I’d really love to wear beautiful red leather cowboy boots. Because this is a recurring fantasy, I’m now saving and searching. When I find them ( on sale naturally), I’m going to pair them with a power suit.
Look within today and have fun. Maybe red cowboy boots aren’t for you, but one of your secret selves might reveal a passionate wish. Your secret imaginary lives are full of surprises. Be open to gleaning their secrets of personal style.
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance