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“Your imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
— Albert Einstein

In Part 1 of my blogpost on Life Scripting, I introduced you to the empowering idea that you can actually design your ideal life and your perfect environment. I showed you how you write out a description of your perfect days and then make it real. And everything started with finding out your style.

Now, let’s prepare to actually script your perfect life.

Using the information and insights you’ve gained from the “20 things I enjoy doing” exercise, I’m now going to guide you as you shape time and space to suit your desires and needs.

The first thing we’re doing is to get you to design your perfect environment, one that’s so ideally suited to you that you become the best version of yourself when you’re in it. Your ideal environment is the place where your best talents and gifts can naturally express themselves. Once we’ve done that, we’re going to design your perfect day.

I know you might be rolling your eyes and thinking, “sure I could live in my perfect environment, if I could be the queen or king of my own castle, and not have to cook, clean or wash dishes!” or “sure I’d happily live my perfect day, if I had a spare million dollars!” Many of us allow appearances of our present circumstances or the cold hard facts set by our current responsibilities, incomes and the people we’re living with to confine our life scripting. We let the facts tell us what’s possible and what’s not; we let reality dictate how we should create our environments and live out our days, even though we know desperately that we aspire to and deserve something greater.

Faced by the tyranny of appearances, we stay on wishing about our ideal environments and our perfect days, embarrassed to be dreaming self-indulgent, unrealistic, maybe even selfish dreams.

“Come on be realistic!” we admonish ourselves. “What does it profit me to wish and daydream? What good is it to imagine?”

And yet imagination is very important.

Imagining and scripting your ideal environment and day are essential. When you imagine, you give your mind flight. The great boxer Muhammad Ali said, “the person who has no imagination has no wings.” All of us should imagine more and take imagination seriously because it’s giving us important clues on how to design our perfect lives.

Your imagination is the means by which you communicate with the Superconscious Mind exactly what it is that you desire. And the Superconscious Mind has the ability to orchestrate events and conditions and to cause the conspiracy of circumstances to bring about your perfect environment and your ideal life.

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.”
— William Arthur Ward

So don’t knock imagination, for it is the beginning of all creation.

“What is now proved was once only imagined.”
— Blake

Now let’s set your imagination soaring and find out where it takes you.

Let’s start by designing your ideal environment

Before we launch into Life Scripting, I’m going to ask you to follow one rule:

While doing Life Scripting, suspend your judgment, and ignore appearances.

Also, there are no irreconcilable conflicts; if you want to do two things that seem to clash with each other, don’t stress. Add them both in. If you love living on a farm but also relish the hustle and bustle of city life, or if you want the freedom to travel the world when you please but you have kids to look after, or you value solitude but don’t mind being surrounded by people you love, or if you’d like to pursue two careers, just write both alternatives down. I won’t tell you to make a choice. You get to have what you want — all of it.

Now write down your answer to this question: In what imaginary environment would my best self emerge?

In Life Scripting, we will try shaping the world to your needs for a change. Imagine an environment that is perfect for someone with all your present characteristics — a world so tailored to your nature that you’d be at your best in it without changing yourself one bit. Let the environment do all the work for you.

To help you in this exercise, let’s define the terms a little bit. “Environment” includes your physical surroundings. So, describe the ideal physical environment in which you will feel free to always function at your very best. Be as detailed as possible and include even trivial details, like colors, sizes and shapes of things. But don’t spend too much time on the color of your walls or the climate and the vegetation, unless these are indispensable to your ideal environment. What’s more important is in your perfect environment, you want to be surrounded by things, occupying spaces and sensing sensations that excite you and make you feel fully alive.

More than just your physical surroundings, however, your environment means your human environment: the kinds of people you’d like to be surrounded by; how much privacy you need, and how much interaction; what kinds of help you’d like; what kinds of responses you’d want to your ideas.

In your ideal environment, you might need to be challenged or maybe just really listened to or respected. You might want to be a teacher with the opportunity to inspire your students; or you might like to be a learner, surrounded by people who could teach you all kinds of fascinating things. You might want to be in charge of a large operation staffed by totally cooperative, efficient, loyal people who are keen to do whatever you tell them to. Or you might prefer to be a member of an egalitarian group effort. It’s entirely up to you.

Letting the environment do the work for you means not changing yourself in this script. Above all, don’t try to improve yourself in this scenario. Improve the world, so that your characteristics stop being problems.

If you hate doing household chores, don’t imagine yourself being more self-disciplined or patient. Imagine eight little monkeys or Honda Asimov robots following you around cleaning up after you! Feel free to be as whimsical or even silly — this is your script, so everything is allowed.

If you’re a procrastinator (like me sometimes), or tend to panic in the face of deadlines, or if you are impatient and don’t like it when things around you stay the same, don’t think of these traits as character weaknesses that need changing. Think of them as design problems — challenges to your ingenuity as a world-maker. Create an environment that fits and supports you as you are, so that you are comfortable, secure and free to turn in your best performance.

After you’ve imagined your ideal environment, do one more thing: list a few adjectives telling what positive qualities in you — intellectual, emotional, creative — would emerge if you were in that environment. (“loving”, “assertive”, “playful”, “productive”, “serene”, “independent”, etc.)

Picture yourself operating at the peak of your powers. If you find yourself asking “who am I to want the best life?” simply acknowledge that this is just your self-talk, which is irrepressible. Ignore your self-talk and allow your imagination free rein as you continue to script your ideal environment.

Now let’s design your perfect day.

Armed with the information you’ve gathered from the “20 things I enjoy doing exercise” and the “Life Scripting” exercise above, now think about how you would spend your time and who you would spend it with. What sorts of things would you be doing?

Just really quickly, before you launch into describing your perfect day, remember that this technique is more than simple wishing or day dreaming.

You are about to script, to write out, your perfect day. So you must write everything in the first person, present tense. Also describe events visually and sequentially as they take place during your perfect day.

In describing your perfect day, you’re actually seeing everything that’s happening around you; you’re really feeling and experiencing every sensation that you would if this were happening for real. In your perfect day, time passes the same way as it does in real life, but faster.

For example: “This is awesome! I’m sitting here with “X” million dollars. Let’s see. What shall I do first?….Ok, I’m in a mansion on a hill above the sea. My airplane is in a little hangar behind the house. I can see my sailboat rocking down at the dock. It’s a cool, sunny morning, and the whole day stretches ahead of me….”

With pen in hand and as much paper as you need, take a leisurely walk through a day that would be perfect if it represented your ideal days — not a vacation day, not a compromise day, but the very substance of your life as you’d love it to be.

Live through that day in the present tense and in detail, from getting up in the morning to going to sleep at night. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? What do you have for breakfast? Do you make it yourself — or is it brought to you in bed, with the morning paper? Do you take a long, hot bath? a bracing cold shower? What kinds of clothes do you put on? How do you spend the morning? the afternoon? At each time of day, are you indoors or outdoors, quiet or active, alone or with people?

Let’s suppose you want to earn $100,000 a year in passive or investment income. Do you know what that really looks like for you? How much is that a month? What does the weekly pay check look like? What’s your tax bill? What kind of house would you live in? What car(s) would you be driving? How would that change the interaction you have with those you love?

Or suppose your dream is to change careers, or to travel and live in another country. What would your average day be like? What would you be doing?

The more you can really see your abundance, the more likely you are to attract it. Write a movie script of your perfect day.

As you go through the hours of your perfect day, there are three helpful categories to keep in mind: what, where, and who.

  • What are you doing — what kind of work, what kind of play? Imagine yourself at the full stretch of your capacities. If you’d like to sing or sail, and you don’t know how, in this fantasy you do know how.
  • Where — in what kind of place, space, situation? An inner-city apartment, a country farm, a fully-equipped workshop, an elegant hotel room, a houseboat?
  • Who do you work, eat, laugh, talk, and sleep with?

You will undoubtedly want to write some of your favorite real people in your fantasy; you might also want to include some types of people you’d like to be surrounded by — writers, musicians, children, people your own age, people of all different ages, athletes, financiers, country people, celebrities.

Just as you did with your ideal environment, turn your imagination loose. Don’t put down what you think is possible — put down the kind of day you’d like to live if you had absolute freedom, unlimited means, and all the powers and skills you’ve ever wished for.

Stuff that would be minutiae in a real Hollywood script is very important to you. So, don’t hold back on any details.

You want a compelling and thorough journaling of your perfect day — the day you want to manifest. You want to see it, hear it, taste it, smell it, touch it and feel it. It is only when you experience abundance and accomplishment in your mind and heart first, that you manifest it on the physical plain.

Your script will center you, calm you, and reinforce the positive programming in your subconscious mind. This is a very powerful tool for accepting your abundance.

By simply writing and describing your ideal environment and day, you’ve just taken the first — and most important — step toward designing, creating, and realizing your perfect life.

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