Living your Dream


Martin Costigan - Newsletter

Edition # 1  November 2011


Living your Dream

Dear Visitor

Welcome to my first monthly newlstter which will cover a whole range of subject areas focusing on living as a whole person. Topics will include complementary therapies, spirituality, diet and self development. If you have any suggestions of topics you would like me to cover in the newsletter, or any inspirational youtube clips, feel free to send them in to me.

A couple of weeks ago I watched Felix Baumgartner launch himself from a capsule 35 km above the earth to break the freefall world record. To see him open the capsule door, stand at on the ledge and just dive off, made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.

In doing so Felix achieved a deam of his, that I am sure, many doubted could be done. I felt compelled to watch this footage several times over. As I did something stirred within me along the lines of letting go of self-imposed limitations and going for it, in this life I have been gifted with.

All great achievements first start with a thought, an idea. One of the best examples of this is Albert Einstein. His true genius was not his intellect; he had many contempories in physics who were just as smart as him; Neils Bohr and Max Planck to name just two. Einstein's real genius was in his ability to FIRST imagine things that others hadn't, then set about proving them. He devised 'thought experiments' where his imagination was free to roam, not restrcted by physical limitations of a physics laboratory. His theory of relativity was born out of such imaginings. 

Many of us live in a prison of self-imposed limitations. Such limtations take many forms and are often have accompanying thoughts patterns such as, "I am not good enough", "I don't know enough", "I don't have enough money", "I will be judged by family and friends", and the list goes on. Numerous excuses for why we can't pursue our dream.

Just in case you missed Felix's amazing feat last week, or you would like to see it again, check it out here. While you watch the vision, ponder what your dream is and what self-created barriers you put in the way of realising it. Then resolve to remove them.

Byron Katie helps people do this through her strategy called The Work. I have found her approach both simple and powerful to remove false beliefs/thought patterns I had lived by in the past.

So dare to dream and then take just a small step towards realising your dreams.

Have a great month.



quote-top-leftImagination is more important than knowledge. quote-bottom-right

             Albert Einstein