A friend shared her dream of starting a new career in the culinary arts. (Her current career is one that dropped in her lap after college but has no resemblance to her dream whatsoever.) I told her to go for it. While I can’t promise that all of her dreams will come true, I am certain that none of them will come true if she doesn’t try.
It seems that people all around me are having the “should I be content with my present circumstances or should I follow my dreams” debate as if these have to be “either/or” choices. I propose that we can have both. We can have gratitude for the many blessings we have yet want to have more meaning or new experiences in our lives. We can enjoy the present while reaching higher.
Big dreams continue to manifest in my life as big opportunities so I’m speaking from a lifetime of experience, a place of true knowing. Dreams (and courage) got me to try spelunking (once!), buy my own home, walk away from a bad relationship, & assist with Dale Chihuly’s installation of a glass exhibit within the old city walls of Jerusalem, to name a few. I have countless other examples of how dreams became reality for me & I’m confident they will continue to do so.
Dreaming may sound like a luxury, especially in these challenging economic times, but it’s not. Dreaming leads to doing. And it’s the “doing” that improves the quality of life for us, those whose lives we touch, & our home- Mother Earth. Many of the great self-help gurus will tell you that if you are doing well at a job you don’t like, just think how successful you can be doing something you do like! It all starts with a dream… a thought.
And it has to start now… ONE DREAMER AT A TIME.
What is your dream for your Self?