Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dreaming....but most importantly...LIVING YOUR DREAMS!

I was thinking about dreaming today and about all the sayings we hear such as...

Imagine yourself already there…

Follow your dreams….

Make your dreams come true….

Bring your dreams to reality….

Dream Big!!!!

I love all of these sayings, but the question that arose in me today is what happens AFTER we do all those things? For example, what happens after I bring one of my dreams to reality? Because there always seems to be another dream on the horizon, waiting to be fulfilled after I have successfully brought the previous one to fruition. 

The answer I came up with is that we have to LIVE OUR DREAMS and ENJOY THE JOURNEY right now, and that there is no "after" destination. I know that many of us are right where we have always wanted to be and of course we are always striving to do more and be better. Let's take time to enjoy where we are and what we have accomplished. Even if we THINK we're not quite where we want to be, it's important to enjoy each and every moment because the dream is the journey. The destination does not exist in some future place in time, but instead it exists right now, in this moment. My goal is to continue to grow and expand my dreams while also living right now in the dream I have created for myself. I hope we can enjoy this journey together. Here are some quotes to help us along the path. Keep Dreaming!!!

This is a concept piece that I haven't went back to in quite some time, but I love the idea of staying grounded while still dreaming....It's called "Head in the Clouds".

--John Lennon

A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.—Zadok Rabinowitz

The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams.—Elizabeth Gilbert

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.—Mark Twain

The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.—anais nin

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. --Anatole france

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. –Carl Jung

Some men see things as they are and say, "Why?" I dream of things that never were and say, "Why not?—George Bernard Shaw

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.—Gloria Steinem

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.—Harriet Tubman

I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. .—Henry David Thoreau

Dreams are the touchstones of our character.—Henry David Thoreau

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one.—John Lennon

1 comment:

  1. Great thoughts on pursuing dreams and what means to actually do so.