When he sang, "Imagine all the people living life in peace..." was John Lennon being a dreamer? Was he referring to a fantasy world or was he referring to the world he was creating, each moment, with his every thought, feeling and action?
When you choose to be loving, you are creating a loving world. When you focus on the goodness in people, empower their joy and uplift their sense of possibility, you are creating a world with more goodness, joy and optimism.
What is the "real" world? It is the world of Love within us. And when we choose to express ourselves lovingly, the world we are experiencing becomes a loving world too. "The world" is simply a projection of our beliefs.
If you are boldly speaking for love and kindness, and someone tells you that you're living in a fantasy world, hear this: THANK YOU. Thank you for being a champion of life-affirming things. Thank you for believing in a world that is thoughtful, generous and filled with light.
Jessica Rios, Founder of Leaning into Light, is a lifelong letter writer, a mother, freelance consultant and eternal fan of Mr. Rogers and Sesame Street. This deeply personal blog and our recorded talks and workshops are devoted to one of her great passions: illuminating the beauty of the human spirit.