Different human beings live in such different worlds. Our realities are a by-product of our beliefs, hopes, and dreams. When people believe something has helped them, they naturally want to share it. The challenge is that it may make little sense in our world. This is why people recommend things to us like strange diets, multilevel marketing, religious faiths, and unwanted relationship advice. They believe it will help us.
Your only hope of understanding their heart is hearing their intent. They really believe that their multi-level business will make you rich, that their faith will enrich your life, or that your family would be better off if you just ate dinner together. If so, their intent is to offer you a gift. It is their way of loving you.
Young people have lofty dreams. Being a pro basketball player, fighter jet pilot, rock 'n roll star, surgeon, CEO, or having a large family. Dreams of any type should be encouraged. But such archetypal dreams are often more about what they represent than the specific dream itself.
Many people take their dreams literally. There was a time of Eight is Enough. But now it is 2012 and having 8 children is not as practical as it was 75 years ago when the family needed farm hands. The cost of living has skyrocketed. There are 7 1/2 billion people on the planet. So should someone give up their dream of having a large family? Absolutely not! But it may serve them to investigate the elements of their dream of having a large
About the Author
I, Michael Hoffman, am a licensed psychotherapist, teacher, and author with 25 years experience in counseling and teaching experiential workshops. I have maintained this blog since 2009, and my second book Natural Way of Being will published in 2019.
I offer in-person and video-conferencing counseling, intensive workshops, and online courses to allow participants to directly experience their natural way of being and the life they would have for themselves.