A Million Dreams

A Million Dreams…

This great song by Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, and Ziv Zaifman expresses dreams of a new world.

A new world that we are creating, together. All the time.

Every day we are creating reality – our reality, which contributes to the collective reality.

What are you contributing?

Here are a couple posts I’ve written about dreaming, to help you begin:

The Power of The Dream

Your Dreams Are Yours

& here is the beginning lyrics of the song A Million Dreams🎶

“I close my eyes and I can see,

The world that’s waiting up for me

That I call my own

Through the dark, through the door

Through where no one’s been before,

But it feels like home…

They can say, they can say it all sounds crazy,

They can say, they can say I’ve lost my mind,

I don’t care, I don’t care, so call me crazy,

We can live in a world that we design…

‘Cause every night I lie in bed,

The brightest colours fill my head,

A million dreams are keeping me awake..

I think of what the world could be,

A vision of the one I see,

A million dreams is all it’s gonna take..

Oh a million dreams for the world we’re gonna make…”

I prefer Pink’s version, here.

Know Your Why

Why are you doing what you are doing?

Are you just staying busy or are you actually being productive?

And more importantly, what is it that you actually want to do?

What dreams do you have?

And how are you achieving them?

There is a big difference between being busy and being productive.

And we all have experienced both.

What’s important is what you do Today.

Know your why and then take action.

Persevere

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” 
― F. Scott Fitzgerald

You lost the game.

You won it next week.

You fell down.

You got back up.

You’ve been hated.

You’ve been loved.

Why is it easier for people to cling to the negative?

It could be, like Tupac said, that “fear is stronger than love.”

Or it could be the result of societies current dogmas.

Societies change, history shows us this, but it always begins at an individual level.

You may have been defeated once, or even hundreds of times, but life is not done with you yet.

Don’t confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. 

Persevere.

Patience

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
– Aristotle


Where are you going?

What’s the rush?

Sometimes a sense of urgency is necessary, and sometimes it’s not.

And sometimes we’re all so busy rushing around that we forget the joy in this moment.

Take a deep breath.

Be here, now.

And from here, you can go anywhere.

Do It Today

“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
– Lao Tzu


What dream do you have?

Are you taking actions towards your dream?

What is one thing you can do today to begin turning dreams into reality?

It won’t happen overnight, but it won’t happen until you first have the dream.

Imagination Exercise

Imagine you are walking through knee-deep snow in the woods.

It’s Winter & the snow is still falling. 

You are dressed in warm winter clothes; protected from the cold. 

To grandmothers house you go. Alone.

You brought your favorite camera with you to take pictures of the gorgeous scenery surrounding you.

The sun is shining. It’s midday. 

No one else is around.

Silence. 

You breathe & enjoy this moment.

God Bless It All

Words are powerful. 

For example:

I had a wonderful childhood with the best parents a kid can imagine.

Sometimes when my father was fixing something & got hurt he would yell “GOD BLESS IT ALL!!!”

& it was hilarious.

We could hear the pain in his tone but we laughed because our house was filled with love.

It still is.

In reflection I now see the power of those words, “God bless it all,” & am eternally thankful for my parent’s love.