Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dream On!

"Your dream doesn't have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again." 

A quote that I read on a friends FB wall is what inspired this post. 

A simple and a powerful thought that is often forgotten. We all have dreams and yet I am to meet a person who tells me, "I am living my dream." 

What are dreams? The dictionary defines it as "A series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person's mind during sleep." Pretty boring. We all know dreams are much more than a series of thoughts and sensations running through our mind. 

Research after research has, is and will continue to happen to unravel this mysterious world we go to in to during our sleep, that we so fondly called "dream land."   The depth and space of "Dream land" I think is beyond our imagination for we have people who dream everyday, there our those who never remember a dream and then some of us can't fall asleep and some times our dreams scare us. Dream land seems to be a very interesting place so its not a surprise that for decades maybe even centuries scientists have been trying to unravel this mystery with little success though. 

Here's a question worth thinking about, Do we wish for it first or dream about it first?

My take, we wish about it first and then through our daily life, we give that wish a name, a face, a desire, a goal and if the wish is strong enough, we dream about it. 

Make a Dream Book. 
So do dreams come from wishes, I think so. Though I can assure you a scientist will say the opposite.  Dreams to me our my wishes coming true. Has it ever happened to you, that you sleep with a thought or a desire to complete a task, solve a puzzle or maybe wished that you could meet that friend you haven't seen for a long time.  And then when you wake up,  you have this brainwave on how to either solve the challenge or approach a situation and it works. Where did this brainwave come from? It just didn't happen. Something happened while you were asleep. While the child in me who still believes in Santa Claus  wants to say that yes, it was a fairy that came, the reality is it was your mind that was working like a silent machine and solving those puzzles for you. 

If you agree that wishes transform to dreams and a continued dream can become a reality with the dedication and hard work, then you will agree that "Dreams Have No Expiration Dates."

We all have dreams that have matured in age with us. From the child hood dreams of wanting to go to the moon, to bringing the T-Rex back to life,  dreams also change with age for most of us. There are only a few handful of us who have a child hood dream that carries forward to adulthood and it is these handful that are lucky enough to "live their dreams." These few individuals are the ones who are so passionate about their dreams that they don't let go, they keep them alive. 

Most of us let go of our dreams with the excuse "life, it happens." 

So what is or was your dream? What do you want to do when you grow up? 

Open a restaurant, have a painting exhibition, see the North Pole, climb Mount Everest, become a stellar investor, or maybe quit that job and be a great parent; what ever that dream, hold on to it. Maybe life has taken over today, but that's no reason to not think about your dream. Make your dream a reality with a "Dream book." Clip pictures, write down your thoughts, ideas anything related to your dream, add it your "Dream Book" and before you know it, you'll have a plan in action to make this dream a reality. 

Different cultures say it differently, but a very popular thought in all cultures is "when we want something really bad, nature works with us to make it happen." Be it your first love or that first dream, all you have to do is prove it to nature that YES, you want it really bad and its amazing how suddenly you will be living  your dream

Dreams are very powerful, keep them positive and alive. 

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