We are primed to dream very early on in life. The first time was probably when you were asked: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Do you remember? It may have been something along the lines of “An Astronaut!” ,”A Firefighter!” or even “Just like you Dad!”. However, you answered I’m sure the thought brought a wide grin to your face. Why? The answer is your own. For a moment you had to pause, think, and choose a path. It may have also been the first time with your mind’s eye you imagined the future. A vision wild with color and endless possibility that sparked joy.
Do you still have this dream of yours? Have you held on to it? Was it forgotten somewhere along the way on the winding road we call life? Maybe you haven’t forgotten your dream. And Every day, every waking moment you reach. Maybe one day you realized your dream may never come to fruition. And Along the way despite all of your best intentions it just wasn’t enough. Did you stop dreaming all together? Of course not. What new star do you aim for now? With a dream’s end, a new one will be born. We are “Always Dreaming”.
A dream is an imagination from our mind that we wish to turn into a reality. It is a vision sometimes only you can see. Sometimes there will be people in your life you share this dream with and not only will they dismiss your dream, they discourage you. They make you believe it isn’t possible. They may even laugh and make you think this dream of yours is an only silly figment of your imagination that can never become real. Even though there may be some truth to the worst criticism you receive, I want you to believe in dreams. In fact, we need to dream even if we may not see our vision to come to life. You may even have moved on from one dream to another. It is ok to do so. Dreams are a gift from above and are essential to our human nature. Don’t let anyone take this precious gift away from you. Not even yourself.
A life without dreams is a life not worth living.
Dreams give us something to pursue. A life in motion is beauty itself. There is grace in the daily pursuit of reaching one’s dream. What do dreamers do daily? They envision their dream in every waking moment of their lives. With every thought and every action, the choices they make in life pulls their dream further way from the realm of imagination and closer to the edge of reality.
Never let it be said that to dream is a waste of one’s time, for dreams are our realities in waiting. In dreams, we plant the seeds of our future.
Dreams give us hope. A dream peers out into the distance, a glimpse of what could be, and allows us hope. We ask “Is it possible?” In this possibility there is hope. “I hope we can make a difference” “I hope everything is alright.” “I hope you feel better soon” See what this does? It wishes for something to become a reality. It is hope which makes the worst of days bearable.
I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes,to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known. –
Newton D. Baker
Dreams drive us beyond our limits. There are countless stories of men and women who are blessed to live a long life and end up with regret. Why is this? If you once believed you could achieve a dream and did not pursue it. It would only eat at you knowing your time on earth is now limited. With the window of opportunity passed. You would be thinking could I have really done it? One cannot know the answer unless you went through the hardships of trying to accomplish the dream.
Dreams create a better tomorrow. Without dreams where would one draw upon for motivation? There is an inner drive within us to create. As humans, we are in constant motion towards the future. It is a fact and nothing will change this. Why not make the future a better place? Well if you look at history we are constantly creating a better tomorrow. Look at how far we have come from simple caves, to elaborate cities with millions. From dirt paths to highways that connect oceans, the love for tomorrow is undeniable. Today there is a wealth of knowledge available to you in the palm of your hand. In this decade alone we may even find a cure to, the once thought incurable disease, HIV. Don’t you think there are dreamers out there racing to find a cure to cancer?
“The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were and ask “why not?”
John F. Kennedy
The biggest dreams are the dreams that are shared and society wishes for as a whole. Think of Martin Luther King’s infamous “I had a dream…” speech. The moment he voiced his dream, sharing it with the thousands of men and women who were there to witness and hear those very words, the dream became something bigger. Bigger than Martin Luther King himself, the dream now belonged to everyone who believed. Through his vision, thousands saw what America could become. As we can learn from history when a dream of a single individual becomes a dream of many, magic itself can happen.
Till Next time!