“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” – Edgar Allen Poe
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Lately I’ve been writing up a storm for my ArtBiz course, where I have been having little light bulbs go off, or the ‘golden download’ as sometimes like to call it, to assist others with bringing their dreams to fruition. This has caused me to reflect back some 9 years ago when things started moving and shaking for me in regards to my art career. It’s made me again realize the value of dreaming, how dreaming is just another form of making plans. It is dreaming that allows us to become moved to take action, to ask for what we need, to be at times vulnerable (there is a power in that), and to build courage to make real change in our lives. That courage and risk is how good things happen. If we don’t put ourselves out there, how can it ever be? This life is not about sitting and waiting for it to come to you. Life just does not work that way. It reminds me of one of my favorite love songs, “True Love Will Find You in the End” covered by Beck, the original by Daniel Johnston. One of the lines reads:
This is a promise with a catch…
Only if you are looking will it find you
Because true love is searching too
How can it recognize you
Unless you step out into the light?
So here is my request for you: it’s time to claim it here. Name your dream. Name one or two or three or…. share it with the world, starting right now. Come from an easy place, from a place of longing, or from a place where you are that child again wishing upon a star. Let us move and motivate one another in living our best life, one that is fulfilled by what the heart longs for, one that is true to each one of us, unique in our ways of being, honoring the gifts we have been given, willing to be brave enough to shift from the inside out. That is the only way it works and it can work. I look forward to reading what your heart has to say. It deserves that attention, its good practice and good medicine. So go ahead and share a dream by leaving a comment. That star somewhere up above you is waiting.