There is nothing frivolous about a declaration. A declaration is a laser that slices through vagaries, egocentric pretenses, and societal conditioning -- all the way to the gold at the center of your heart.
Do you have many dreams you'd like to make come true? If there's so much you want to do but in reality, so little time to do it, the feeling of overwhelm itself can actually hold you back from accomplishing any of your major goals.
I am someone who attaches easily and strongly, never gives up, and pushes through many obstacles, even if I tire or get scared or hurt. Perseverance comes naturally to me. Letting go does not. And herein lies where I've gotten my biggest life lesson.
If we want to move forward in a nurturing way, we must be willing to also look inside. Willing to go deep healing on our dysfunctional patterns and issues.
Allow your dream journal to be a bridge to connect your nocturnal dreams with your real life... and ultimately with the life of your dreams.
Many of us have dreams to be successful, dreams to conquer and dreams to explore. Many of us feel our dreams are unreachable. Many of us often express the term 'in our dreams', many of us strive to reach our goals and dreams everyday.
Twenty years ago a dream was planted in my heart. I wanted to create a picture book. Over time, it was put on the back burner as "real life" took over. Finally, finally my longing is being realized.
Today, the use of design for personal propaganda has spread to such an extent that even ordinary people can produce their own virtual content, attracting thousands of viewers and gathering tens of thousands of devoted followers.
Maybe not having a list of dreams makes me a cynic. Maybe saying I only ever wanted to be a mother and an author makes me simple. But maybe what it really means is that I know myself well and feel completely content with who I am, and where I am, today.
When I was in third grade, our class had a writing assignment called "When I am 30." It was an assignment meant to allow our carefree 9-year-old minds to be as imaginative as possible, creating one ideal scene after another of what our lives would be like in 20 years.
If you really want to figure out what it is you were born to do or be, don't go about it alone. I tell you this because this is/was key, key, key in my life experience.
How many millions of children who were hurt or neglected themselves grow up hopeless, hate-filled, and continue the cycle of hurting others? All children deserve to be allowed and encouraged to dream by the adults around them in their homes, schools, and communities.
Many questions still remain and more research needs to be done, but it's misleading at best and intellectually lazy at worst to suggest there is no good scientific evidence about the nature of dream content. What, then, does science actually know about dreams?
What if the American Dream had little to do with what "we" wanted, and more to do with who "they" are? I'm a firm believer that every student has been given an ability, a desire, a gift even, where they are made to be something.
We are a society that creates TV shows based around 16-year-olds having really expensive birthday parties. Media, social networking and even well-meaning friends and family hammer into our brains the idea that success is all about making money. But is it really all about the Benjamins?
If we can "see" what we are dreaming, then we can see what we are thinking in our waking lives, as well... I think it can't help but be a catalyst to assist us to become a more empathic, compassionate, aware, even... dare I say, enlightened civilization.