#7 Envision your future

Did you dare to dream lately?

If not, then I think it's time we did a little exercise...

If someone told you ten years from now that they could not believe you ever had any health problems, because you look and seem so wonderfully fit, how would that affect you?

Can you see yourself in that future? What do you look like? How do you move your body? How do you speak? Try closing your eyes and make that image as vivid as possible.

Then look at your life today and just notice the differences. Now, what do you imagine you need to do in order to get closer to that future?

Can you even imagine a life without health problems?

Let's just pretend that it's this easy that if you can dream it, you can have it.
So it's time to start practicing dreaming. Just how healthy do you want to be? Just how happy do you want to be? See beyond the doctor's appointments and the new treatment you're trying out. Try to imagine yourself 100% well, fit, energetic and bursting with vitality. What are you going to look like then, and how will you feel?

6 years ago I was pretty much horizontal all the time, and could hardly leave my appartment. Today I practice acro-yoga and kung fu, and people I meet do not believe that I ever had a health problem. I still have pain, but it hardly ever shows (and only to people who know me well). I remember laying on my bed one evening about 7 years ago dreading another night of excruciating back pain and just being so tired of it all I didn't know what to do with myself. That's when I got this image, like a dream I saw myself in a healthy future, laughing, dancing, surrounded by friends and family, where health wasn't even an issue for me. That image gave me strength, and somehow it lit my way and helped me make the right decisions in the years that came, and one day I looked at my life and and saw I was actually living that dream, only it was even better than I imagined it....

I believe that to go where you want, you need to know where you're going. Haha, that's a tricky one. It means you have to sit down and define what you want, put it in words and create pictures that go with it. Start creating the road map, don't drift along. Problems you have now won't necessarily be there for ever.


  1. Will try to define, write and create a life that doesnt involve doctors, surgery and meds. Dont think I will ever run or dance madly again but moving and pain free would be good.

  2. Yes...Even if you don't think it's possible, maybe it's possible to dream it? I guess it's hard to envision a life bursting with vitality when its so far from your current existence... especially because we are always afraid to be disillusioned or disappointed. But then... isn't it even worse to give up dreaming?