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 …
I, for one, do not want to live in a society that mocks the dreamers–a society that tells us that our dreams cannot become our realities or that their version of reality has to be our version as well. We are marvelous and unique beings, created by a loving God for a purpose that is quite perfectly our own. Who is to say that our dreams have to be like theirs, or anyone else’s in this world for that matter? Just because someone else dreams of amassing new things, more power, greater wealth, or more fame, does not mean we, too, share the same passion. Perhaps we just want to travel the world more, or dream of a simpler life with less stress and more peace.
There is more to what Douglas is saying, though, than simply realizing that we are in charge of choosing our own dreams in life. We must also realize that within us, we possess the ability to turn those dreams into our reality, if we but dare to take the necessary steps to make them come true. What did you dream of as a child? Have you realized any of those dreams? What do you dream of today? How do you feel when you are focused on those dreams? As children, we often allowed ourselves to dream with the idea that any one of those dreams could come true. But as we grow older, we often times buy into what other people consider reality, and our dreams get pushed aside, packed away, and perhaps even forgotten.
Do you see your dreams as potential realities in life? They definitely can be… for they are just as much a part of us as our thoughts, hopes, and beliefs, and they deserve to be afforded the same amount of effort and respect as everything else that we do.
Work towards turning a dream of yours into reality.
Questions to consider:
Why do we often put our dreams on hold?
How can we go about turning our dreams into our realities?
What differences do you see between dreams and reality?
For further thought:
“Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.” ~ Anais Nin