Follow your muses: a social journey from image to reality using the World Wide Mind

You are sitting on a couch in your living room. There is a feeling in your body, an image in your mind, a story germinating in your heart. And there is desire associated with that feeling, that image, that story. And fear also.

You formulate a question on how to expand that feeling, how to get into that image, how to live that story. You open up your laptop and go to Quora (http://www.quora.com). You type in your question related to this image, this story. And you get answers from global experts.

You decide to find more experts in this area. You go to Listorious (http://www.listorious.com) and type in words you associate with this story that is growing now. You find leading thinkers in Twitter related to those words. You find lists of people who are living that story.

You create a Twitter account (http://www.twitter.com). You follow all of those leaders. You listen to what they say.

You go to Facebook (http://www.facebook.com) and find those leaders and become friends with a few of them.

You sign up for Research.ly (http://www.research.ly) and begin interacting with a unique community built around your story.

An event where many of these new friends and leaders will be shows up via Twitter. You go sign up for the event at EventBrite (http://www.eventbrite.com/)

At the event, you see on Foursquare (http://www.foursquare.com) that two of your favorite influencers have checked in at a bar around the corner.

After several bottles of wine, you learn about a community of people these two are going to live with next year in 2012. It’s a community that fits your exact ethos, the story that has gone from being an image and a feeling to a reality. You book a ticket on your Kayak app (http://www.kayak.com).

While on the plane, you realize that you may need to fund your time away. You take the 11 hour flight to create a Kickstarter project (http://www.kickstarter.com) and when you land that night you upload it. Within 60 days you have received an ample sum towards producing a documentary film about the process you went through in discovering your dream via social networks.

At the premier of the film at an independent film festival, you meet the love of your life. Someone snaps a photo of the two of you and posts it to Instagram: (http://instagr.am/). A link to the film’s website is posted in a tweet with the photo. The story gets picked up and posted to the New York Times. The chairman of a transmedia entertainment company loves the story and the film is purchased as part of a global ad campaign for a major clothing brand to demonstrate the power of dreams. You are paid millions of dollars up front and receive healthy royalties for the life of the film.

Later, on a distant beach on a nameless island surrounded by loved ones, you smile and reflect on how effortless it all was.

If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be. ~Joseph Campbell

Resources: The World Wide Mind

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2 Comments

  1. Great post! I felt like this article was written while observing my exact actions! I was in fact sitting on my couch, dreaming and curious.

  2. Thanks, Amy!! : )

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