Dreams are nebulous. They are intangible. They lie in the murky depths of our subconscious where they travel between various layers, blinking in and out of reality. Like tiny universes, changing and growing, fading and dying only to be reborn. They entertain us at night and manifest themselves as successions of images, emotions, and sensations that occur in the mind during certain stages of sleep. Our dreams tell us much about ourselves. They speak of our true nature and are a source of inner wisdom. They possess some importance but it is the other sort of dreams that are by far the most significant and it these dreams that will have the most bearing on our current lives and our future.
“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
― Edgar Allan Poe
It is the dreams that haunt us in the daytime; our hopes and ambitions. our wants, needs and desires. These are the ones we can direct and it is these that can come true…but essentially the power of dreams do not lie in their fruition.
Having a dream is much more important than having a dream come true.
To dream takes courage. It means listening to what our heart tell us is the truth. Our own personal truth. No one knows this but us and no one but ourselves know what we can do if given the chance to do it.
To dream is to risk. And the road to the realization of a dream is often a long and strenuous one. There are twists and turns and pitfalls along the way. To dream is to dare. To dream is to dare to want more than what there is. It comes from a part inside that can not only see what is, but what can be.
Dreams allow us to become more than what we are, adding color and life to life. They come from our heart’s desire. They can be whimsical and beautiful, they can be practical or imaginative. Seldom at the time of their creation do they seem realistic at all and history is full of success stories that began as mere pipe dreams.
A dream realized can occur in a flash of an instant; in one dramatic and fluid motion. Life-changing events often happen that way. It is tempting to see these breakthroughs as occurring spontaneously and naturally like rain.
Dreams do not just happen, they are made to happen.
To follow ones dream not only takes courage but tenacity, perseverance and plain hard work. We seldom see the effort that lies in the protected shadow of success, but more often that not…the only way to having a dream come true is to make it true by never giving up.
Never let negative forces tell you “No”. Don’t allow the words of others cloud your blue skies. Only you know what your true potential is. You are more substantial than you believe. You have the right to dream. Dreams make us great and all greatness begins with a dream.
Do you dare to dream? If so what is your dream? Let me know, you are fascinating and I’d love to hear it.
“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”
― Louisa May Alcott
I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King (short version) (YouTube)
We are allowed to wish (cosmicastaway.wordpress.com)
I believe in my dreams (ideasforimagine.wordpress.com)