Imagine, somewhere off in the dark vastness of space, past our solar system, and perhaps even past our galaxy, there exists another replica or parallel version of the world we currently live in. Somewhere out there exists another planet Earth. Somewhere out there exists another United States. Which also means that somewhere out there, exists another version of you.
Now let’s take it one step further, and imagine that instead of 1 parallel universe, there are many. Like, hundreds, thousands, millions, even an infinite amount. An infinite amount of versions of you. And as a matter of fact this theory actually exists, and in quantum physics it’s called the theory of the mulitiverse. If you are an avid follower of the Family Guy (as am I), you may know exactly what I’m talking about.
According to the mulitiverse theory, there exists an infinite amount of versions of our universe, some that may be very similar and some that are very very different. And for every variation in your life that exists, a permutation of our reality also exists.
You’re probably wondering what the hell I’m talking about, so let me break it down for you a little more:
For instance, in this universe, I am typing this blog in my bed in New Hampshire wearing an orange t-shirt, with navy blue sweat pants and light blue socks. Quite the color combo I know, but who cares, I’m home for the long weekend.
Anywho, according to the theory of the multiverse, there exists another version of me doing the exact same thing but with a slight variation. In one universe I could be wearing a blue shirt. Or black pants. Or even no pants, tee-hee. Meaning, any possible change that you think could happen, is happening somewhere else in the murky world we call space.
Imagine, somewhere out there 2Pac and Biggie are still alive, a real, functioning Jurassic Park exists, and chocolate brownie sundaes give you a six pack.
Any possible variable you could possibly imagine, has to exist, according to the multiverse theory. Perhaps, in another universe, I’m not typing a blog at all. Perhaps I’m lounging on a beach, or stuck in a Thai jail a la Brokedown Palace.
(That would suck.)
As you can see, there are an infinite amount of possibilities. Which is what is so fascinating about this theory. Now, at this point you might be intrigued as to where I’m heading with this or you might be ready to click the back button on your browser. If you stay with me for just a little while longer, you’ll see how this is relevant to designing the life you want.
For shits and giggles, let’s just say that this whole multiverse idea is true.
That there are other versions of us doing similar or vastly different things from us. And let’s just say that out there, some where floating around, is the version of us that we would want the real version (the version that’s actually reading this) to be like, act like or look like.
Just for this one instance, stop what you’re doing, and let’s make believe like children. Pretend for a few moments that the ideal version of you actually does exist. Maybe not here in this universe, but in another.
For me, I envision a version of myself with mermaid-long hair that doesn’t frizz in the summer, crystal clear skin, and a lean and sculpted mid-section. I run a highly successful coaching business with awesome clients, I have hard-working employees, and a book that’s about to be published. My friends are totally kick-ass and are my #1 fans and I have a close relationship with my family. Somewhere out there, this version of me is debt-free and has the financial freedom to travel and live out cool adventures like surfing in Costa Rica and visiting Machu Picchu all while sharing these experiences with a loving and healthy partner.
According to the theory of the multiverse, this version of me has to exsist. The question to ask yourself, is that if this version exists, why can’t you actually be living that version right here, right now, in this universe?
Isn’t it logical to think, that if this version exists in another universe, that it could also possibly exist here?
What I’m trying to get at with this post is that the possibilities for life are endless. Just as there are infinite versions of ourselves according to Family Guy, er, I mean, quantum physics, there are infinite possibilities for your life to unfold.
Can you do me a favor? Can you take the next few minutes, hours or maybe even days, to think about your ideal multiverse? Ask yourself, if you could create the ideal version of you:
- What would she look like?
- What would she be wearing?
- What would she be doing?
- What would she be thinking?
- Who would she be in a relationship with?
Have fun with this. Again, we’re just playing make believe, like we did as kids. There’s no right or wrong answers. What you paint for yourself is unique to you, and you alone. Start to develop a vision of this ideal self that lives in some other universe and start to study her. Start looking at her behaviors, start noticing what she is wearing, and who is she is spending time.
Once you have this ideal version of you in your head, start living it out. If in your ideal multiverse you workout consistently, eat the right foods for your body and make healthy decisions in your life, then start acting like it. This is the secret to getting the life you want:
Establish a clear vision of the ideal YOU, first.
Now, before you start dogging my idea here and shooting it down by saying things like, “That will never happen” or “I can never have xyz”, just give it a shot. If you envision a happier, healthier and more loving version of you floating around in the Milky Way, why not start acting like it? Again, like I said, just do it for shits and giggles. And you never know, you might be surprised as to what will happen in your life.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about opening up my mind to different possibilities, but if you are envisioning a world that rained donuts, which for all we know might actually exist, you might be a little disappointed when or if it doesn’t actually come to fruition. Aside from a world that precipitates pastries, remove all your pre-conceived notions of who you are, and start to play around with the multiverse theory.
Once you have an idea in your mind, let me know what your ideal you looks, acts, or feels like below in the comment section.