Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Who Needs a Dream?

I can never copy someone else’s dreams and make them my own. I have my own dream for myself. So do you, dear reader.

You may think you don’t have a dream and daily life is enough for you. But you might also have a message you stumble across every few months, and it’s the same one you stepped around six months before. Why does that keep bugging me, you ask impatiently. I don’t have time for that. I’m busy. And I like my life the way it is. Works for me, you say.

But the nagging continues. For years. Yes, years. Dreams are made of indestructible material. They come from your soul which is eternal. Why should they go away just because you want to shovel dirt over your dream for a few years? The dream keeps whispering.

Well, why doesn’t it shout, you ask, now impatient with this dream and soul business. It doesn’t go away because it needs your willingness, your heart, your whole being to believe in it and act on it. Shouting would be mean, and dreams are about love and joy and passion.

Oh, occasionally you will get a shout-out moment of clarity and detail. And some people can go with that and start right in on their path. The shout-out moments can be useful later as reminders that the Whole Enchilada is not only possible, but it’s the only thing you want to do.

If you have no shout-outs, there are methods you can use to encourage the whisper of your dreams to speak up a little louder, more frequently, and help you form a plan of sorts.

  • Love yourself. Endlessly, no holding back, when it seems the darkest and least probable moment, and you appear your least lovable. Love anyway. It’s the only way you can receive and then give the love that your dream brings to you.
  • Take time to listen. Even if you just get up five or ten minutes early to silently contemplate your day and give yourself some extra hugs, or promise during your time in the shower to be open with your whole heart and mind. Wherever, whenever, however you choose, listen regularly. Maybe only Monday and Thursday mornings, or at lunch, or a special break by yourself on those two days of the week. Be present for you.
  • If you hear a repeating theme, write it down somewhere. And then add to it as more feeling and more information is imparted to you. You might be reading something and a phrase or just a word leaps off the page or screen at you. Add it to your special writing nook. Visiting your written words has power and energy and juice for you. Do it for you. Do it for your dream, struggling to be seen and befriended.
Always remember that you have a special, a unique song to sing, story to tell, life to live here in this life, on this planet, in this time you are alive. It is uniquely you. No one else can tell that story or sing that song. It is yours. And that is what the whispering is all about.

Find others to talk with about this stuff. You know, the ones who won’t look at you like you’re crazy when you say you hear your dreams whispering to you. The ones who talk about their dreams, who tell the secrets of finding the way to dreams. 

They might be a close friend, or maybe the author of a book you picked up. 

Find inspiration. You need it for the journey. It replenishes you when you start doubting but still want to find your way back to the joy, the fun, life, you.

No comments:

Post a Comment