One of the most boring things about adults is the way they delegitimize fantasy.
If I ask my clients to imagine what they would do if there were no limits or consequences, the newer ones will go completely blank. Or, they take a step into the magical world of make believe, they will logically scale back the lavish scenes their imaginations have created.
But in asking this question, I’m not asking people to work with what’s possible; I’m asking them to explore the realm of impossibility. Because your version of make-believe tells you a lot about what you want your life to look like.
Fantasy is different from reality. Yes, we can lose ourselves in illusion. But sometimes, when we mine these ridiculous dreams for gold, we can find the part of ourselves that we left behind.