Dream, but dream big. We often think of a dream as a drama that plays out in the movie theater of our mind’s eye during our nocturnal slumber. Some have seen meaning behind the symbols of dreams, a group of which I am part. Others view dreams as just bi-products of psychological energy left over for the day as the brain stores its memory files to ready itself for another day. Whatever your take on dreams, they are essential to our physiological, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.
Just imagine a world without dreams. Can you? There are no goals to strive for, no missions to accomplish, and not even a task to undertake because of a lack of long-term directives. How would that feel? Bland, uninspiring, downright depressing. We dream specifically to combat this form of struggle as we strive to open up worlds of possibility yet imagined. While the symbols may be just a figment of imagination, they hold valid reality when we take action to see those dreams reach fruition.
Just imagine what life would be like if Steven Jobs failed to envision 1,000 songs in a box. No Smart Phones? Or even the incredible history behind this technology. What if Alexander Graham Bell was informed he was crazy for thinking two people on the opposite side of the continent could speak with one another through a simple wire? That is why history is essential. When we don’t learn from the dreams of the past, we are ultimately doomed to repeat their mistakes or negate the importance of a dream’s presence in our life—just a little food for thought on this beautiful Thursday.
Namaste my friends. May blessings find you as you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.