Making 2010 Your Best Year Ever!

“Only as high as I reach can I grow,

only as far as I seek can I go,

only as deep as I look can I see,

only as much as I dream can I be. “

– Karen Rayn 

   I want you to close your eyes for a few seconds…..As you slowly open them, imagine yourself coming out of a foggy stupor …. at first not knowing where you were or how you got there.  And then imagine….. realizing you are laying down on a cot covered in a blanket with an I.V. in your arm, and that you feel absolutely dead tired.  And finally imagine a huge teeth-glaring smile come across your face, and a wave of relief combined with satisfaction as soon as you realize you know exactly where you are and wouldn’t trade it for the world! 

      This is the feeling I had a few years back after finishing my 4th Ironman triathlon.  And no they didn’t all end that way!  I think the 97 degree heat combined with my being somewhat under trained were the reasons I ended up in the medical tent that day.  But the funny thing is (some people might call me crazy), I would do it again in a heartbeat.  You know why?  Because it was a dream of mine.

      What is a dream and why do we have them?

      According to Webster’s dictionary a dream is a condition or achievement that is longed for, an aspiration.

      I agree with this definition, but I also think it is much more than that.  I feel a dream is our higher self (or true self) reaching out to our conscious mind, trying to link up and connect us to our true path or destiny.  A dream in turn is a manifestation of our true nature, something that links our conscious mind to our true self or soul.  That is why we need dreams.  When we are accomplishing our goals and living our dreams we are being our true soulful selves.  We are honoring who we are.  We feel balanced, blissful and connected with the Universe.  When we are living our dreams, we are at peace and have peace of mind.  When we are living our dreams we have no fears, no worries, and no regrets.  We are fulfilled. 

As we head off into the new year with excitement, hope and resolutions in hand, I want each and every one of you to be fulfilled.  I want you to look inside and honor your true self.  I want you to honor what you are being guided to do and I want you to honor who you are being guided to be.  When we are being true to ourselves and when we are being truthful with ourselves, LIFE explodes in joy, wonderment and true fulfillment.  I honor each and everyone of you and wish you an amazing 2010!    Cheers!  Brian

Published by: gbrianbenson

Founder of Reawaken Media. Writer, multiple award-winning author, TEDx speaker, actor, filmmaker, storyteller, inspirational poet, radio personality, finisher of over 50 triathlons (including 4 Ironman distance races) and cross-country bicyclist. 2016 is already heating up for Brian as he he has a recurring part on the new TV show Sangre Negra, has been invited to give a TEDx talk in Pasadena at the end of May, was interviewed for the soon to be released documentary The Last Formula and will be releasing his new film short Searching for Happiness in early summer. In addition to acting in TV and film, Brian enjoys creating his own projects. In 2011 Brian created Guitar Man, a movie project that he wrote, produced and acted in that was filmed in downtown Reno, Nevada. The movie was written by Brian with the idea of sharing the messages ‘that we all have a lot in common’ and ‘that our true gifts reside within ourselves.’ Guitar Man was well received and was accepted to 11 movie festivals and was a winner at the Love Unlimited Film and Art Festival, won an honorable mention prize in the narrative short category at the 2011 Los Angeles Movie Awards as well as a Golden Reel Award from the Nevada Film Festival. Before Brian got into acting he authored four books, including Brian’s List – 26 1/2 Easy To Use Ideas on How to Live A Fun, Balanced, Healthy Life! which was the winner of a 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the Self-Help category. Brian’s latest book Finding Your Voice was an award-winning Finalist in both the 2013 USA Book News and the Indie Excellence Book Awards. Brian lives in Los Angeles, California and will be releasing his first children's book "Steve the Alien" in late October of 2016. Visit Brian's website -

Categories balance, empowerment, happiness, life coach, life coaching, lifecoach, peace, personal growth, Self improvement, Self improvement, workshop3 Comments

3 thoughts on “Making 2010 Your Best Year Ever!”

  1. … great stuff Brian – Life is an ever-unfolding ‘illusion’ of our daily dreams. Keep living the dream Bro!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s