True Love Will Find You in the End

“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?

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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.


26 thoughts on “True Love Will Find You in the End

  1. I have a dream to someday run my own art center where my girls can help me out after school and every day there is an art class that fulfills the soul.

  2. oh so beautiful….. i dream of spending late summers in europe with my hubby. i say yes to this in every way. we are going next year to visit to greece, italy…

  3. I dream that I will teach others the true joy of making art and inspire others to unleash the innate creativity. I also dream of finding a lovely gentleman to spend my life with too.

  4. Whoa. Listening to this song brings tears, although I have been an emotional mess all week. <3
    True love will find you in the end…. YES! It is brewing within you always! It's already there! Our dreams, our desires our passioning is all right there inside of us. This post comes at the exact same time I am nourishing my own dreams and making them come alive. I have even had some breakthroughs this week and may even write about them this weekend. My dreaming is alive and full with so much beauty…. my passioning to create, to share, to inspire, to love, to find joy in all my moments…. offering love, creating rich connections, deepening my love for self….. painting beautiful paintings, sharing and holding space with those who are fearful and wanting more… loving and being loved…. a place of comfort and playfulness for those seeking it…. living the passioning and creating abundance, sharing the joy and laughing daily…. adventuring to those far away places, seeking the beauty of the earth and discovering new pieces of me… being ALIVE… saying YES! I am a LIFE and I AM worthy and privileged to live my dreaming and my passioning.
    As I breathe deep now, I soak it all in, I feel the beauty and aliveness of it all.
    Thank you dearest Alena for this post and for opening a community to share. I hold the space for all who are here. <3

  5. First of all, I am so excited for Art Biz! My dream is to run a creative business from home where I can offer art and other meaningful products. On a deeper level, I wish to connect, inspire, and uplift women to heal the broken places and live their dreams. You’ve been such an inspiration, Alena, and I thank you for creating such a nurturing & magical space for us all!

  6. dreaming, I have so many dreams. helping animals, painting/art/photography and selling it, being joy & color to the world, teaching my kids they can dream big, having an organized home, being a great cook, writing books, and living a very long time.

  7. I would like a full time job doing what I do best- baking desserts for special diets- gluten free, vegan, low fat, low carb, low sugar, etc. The job will also have full benefits. 🙂 I think I’d like to start my own business, but I am scared. I’ve always loved feeding people, and believe that love energy goes into my cooking and baking. That adds to the tastiness of what I prepare.

  8. my dream is to create, connect, inspire and do it all over again. i dream to thrive living a creative life + help others to do the same in this part of the world where i am + reaching out onto the other parts of the world. dreaming of owning a multi-faceted biz. i’m dreaming of a cafe which is partly library, partly gallery, partly art shop(supplies, artworks, products) with an outdoor garden where workshops and intimate gatherings can be held. how lovely would that be 🙂

    thank you Alena for being such an inspiration, BIG TIME.

      1. Thank you so much Alena! you just don’t know how much strength + courage you are giving me right now. thank you so much for your kindness and time to really interact with us all. i know, that means so much to all of us here. warm hugs!!!

  9. Blessings,
    Right now my dream is to re-connect with my dreams and heart centered passions. From there I can dream bigger.

    Thank you

  10. I have enjoyed your post and Happy you will be with Life Book 2015. If I could do something positive in the future for people who have suffered any defeat and break and would love to smile and laugh and feel release for a while I would love to someway what ever time brings to help with that.
    susan s

  11. My dream is to be an artist and I am ready to believe that I can be instead of believing that I am not good enough. I am ready to move past my fears and my own negative connotations. My dream is to be able to connect with others in a world of colour through things made by my hands.

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