Juan’s Journal of the Future
Enjoy Juan’s Diario del Futuro (Diary of the Future):
As a constant visitor to this post, I have gained a lot from everyone here.
Also, I have worked through some recurring topics that resonate with me. Two of them are:
- How may I enjoy something that is not yet present?
- How may I overcome the feeling of cheating, when I pretend to have something I do not have yet?
Here are the answers to this riddles I have been able reap from your wisdom …
How do I enjoy something that is not yet present?
Well, I don’t!
Because I realized two things: I often cannot enjoy something I yearn for and am aware do not have, but I can always love something that I have. And my thoughts – which give place to all my feelings and sensation – are something I have right now.
So, to feel good in the present became a matter not of denying my present, but of having thoughts (fantasies, memories, desires…) I love and which, by themselves, translate into very pleasant feelings.
But then another question arrived: How to make as real as possible a fantasy about having something I did not enjoy “in reality” yet?
This is where I present to you My Journal of The Future.
The Journal of The Future consists of a journal I write of the future, where I look back to everything that has happened to me and how wonderful things have become, between “now” and the moment in the future I am writing it. Whether it’s a week, a month or a year from “now,” any amount of time I see fit to allow a buffer of time for things to turn out the way I wish them to be!
In it I describe mostly how I feel and how things have turned out for the best, sometimes in a surprising and unforeseeable way. (I do describe actual situations only if they do really come naturally to my mind. But then, that is just my way to do it.)
My Journal of The Future (which is really a twist of Jeannette’s pray rain journal) allows two distinct advantages to my perception: First, since I am writing in the future, describing what has already past, there is no cheating. And, second, it makes present, here and now, the wonderful sensations and feelings that what I am writing about entails!
You may still want to be “realistic,” and say that this is nothing but an exercise in fantasizing that creates wonderful scenarios. And so it is! But I assure you it has turned to be simply wonderful to me!
If you try it, I would love to learn how it works for you.
Juan Guillermo is a conscious creator in Mexico who is happy to share his experiences with the law of attraction for the benefit of others.