August 13

Today's quotation:

There are some people who live in a dream world,
and there are some who face reality; and then
there are those who turn one into the other.

Douglas Everett

Today's Meditation:

Who says our dream worlds can't become our realities?  Who says that their version of reality has to become ours as well?  Who makes those "rules," anyway?  And who says that our own dreams have to be similar to those of other people in the world, including more things, more money, more prestige and power?  Some people dream of simplicity and more free time, and others dream of traveling, though not necessarily on jets with a bunch of suitcases in tow.

What do you dream of?  How do those dreams make you feel when you're focused on them?  We can easily turn our dreams into our reality if we but dare to do so--if we but dare to take the steps necessary to make them come true.  When we're children we allow ourselves to dream and somehow we know that any one of those dreams can come true.  As we grow older, though, and we buy into what other people consider to be "reality," our dreams are put on the back burner or into a closet down in a back room in the cellar, to be taken out only now and then to be looked at as impossibilities rather than as possible realities.

Do yourself a favor:  look at your dreams as possible.  Look at them as the way that things definitely can be, rather than as impossible ideas that can't come true.  Our dreams are just as much a part of us as our thoughts and our hopes, and they deserve just as much of our respect and our effort as anything else that we do--and if we give them that, then they're more likely to come true.  Dreams "coming true" should be the norm in our world, not the exception, and it's up to each of us to make sure that they do become our norm.

Questions to consider:

Why do so many people put their dreams on hold?

How can we go about making our dreams our realities?

What differences do you see between dreams and reality?

For further thought:

Dreams are renewable.  No matter what
our age or condition, there are still untapped
possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.

Dale E. Turner

  

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