Knowing what you want out of life is difficult to decide on. Making a vision board, oftentimes, can be even more difficult. Creating a vision board to help you get exactly what you want is even harder. We often hear about the importance of creating a vision board as a means of achieving our dreams, but what is a vision board really? Quite simply, it's a tool for manifestation. We live in an intention-dependent universe where thoughts become things.
A vision board is quite simply a visual representation of these desires, and now that you’re crystal clear on those, it’s time for the fun part. Here are a list of things you will need:
- A board—any kind: a pin board, cork board, or simple poster board
- Double-sided tape or a glue stick
- A couple magazines (at least 5) to cut images and quotes or things that inspire you from it
- Any art supplies: watercolors, stickers, or even crayons
Go through the magazines and cut out words, photos, and images that are inspiring to you, and then go through and get really specific about everything else. Go through and organize your clips / inspirations in categories, or begin to lay it out in a way that feels visually inspiring. Make it a real art project, and let nature and creativity flow through you. Place it all first, and then, instead of using a glue stick, go ahead and use some double-sided tape. This is a little pro tip, because the double-sided tape lasts a little bit longer and the glue stick can wear off.
Detachment is paramount to successfully manifesting things in your life. It is the realization that your happiness does not lie on the other side of any of these things on your vision board. This is one of the most fundamental concepts from the Vedas: Our happiness, our bliss, our fulfillment always exist in one place and that's inside of us, and they always exist in one time, and that is right now. We're not making these vision boards so that we can go and acquire all these things to acquire happiness—instead, we meditate to access our bliss and fulfillment internally, and then we use our desires; we use these inspirations as an indicator of where nature wants to use us to deliver our fulfillment.