When I was about six years old, my dad let me sit next to him while reading through some musical arrangements of his with a group of musician friends....
Most of the time, a song gets stuck inside your head for hours, days courtesy of a catchy chorus or well-written verse. In the case of Bastille, however, their orca-whale-sized hit "Pompeii" produced a mind gloriously filled with repeated "eh ohs."
Even with all those unknowns, I'm not letting them -- or anyone else -- keep me from chasing after my dreams, my wants. Just because there's a possibility I'll change my mind one day isn't justification for not pursuing my current dreams at all.
We, personally, left many fears in the jungle, often through little or no conscious effort. What's more, we came home with the realization that if we could survive in the jungle, we could endure anything. Our tolerance for turmoil was leaps and bounds bigger than before.
Fear can only thrive in a space where you give it permission. So instead, give yourself permission to take the first step. Then the second. Then the third. Success isn't measured by what you accomplish, but how true you stayed to your dreams.
Looking back at it, I realize that it would have been logistically impossible to write a book and have it published all within a one year period -- and I'm ok with that.
Now, if you do dream about actual money, that doesn't necessarily mean that you are coming into financial wealth (sorry -- don't shoot the messenger). Remember, our dreams speak in the language of symbols.
My writing journey started a little over two years ago by having a willingness to publicly risk myself. Over the last year, I've learned that achieving a dream starts with an idea, builds with a desire, increases with taking chances, and is achieved through commitment.
In disrobing at bedtime we shed our waking world personas, revealing deeper aspects of who we are. This private picture of our night self, typically shared only with close friends, family, and intimate partners, is framed by our bedclothes.
It may seem like bad news for anyone who hopes to change the destructive dynamics of gender inequality in modern society. The results here might appear to endorse the psychological and social status quo. Boys will be boys and girls will be girls, even in their dreams.
If you consider yourself a practical person and think it's too airy fairy to be a dreamer, no problem. We can just rephrase it. Instead of dreaming, let's just set some goals that you would love to make happen and that will make you feel amazing.
I've never really been a writer and at this stage I still wouldn't say that I am a writer, but since starting my personal blog, I've really enjoyed writing and sharing my experiences and journey from my eyes and in my words.
No matter what time period or geographical location we are talking about, if people always knew what their dreams meant, without having to consult anyone else, there might not be as much potential for healing to occur by working with dreams socially. Could one of the social purposes of dreaming be to bring people together?
Hair Stylists and Colorists everywhere, my staff and myself included, know that we provide our clients with services well beyond what our titles imply. We are sounding boards, cheerleaders, and therapists. Our clients share their dreams and obstacles with us, and we love them for that!
It's the relationship between Julian and his 14-year-old daughter that sparked the idea for Kelly's book, Bedtime for Sarah Sullivan, and the new iOS/Android app of the same name, for which Julian provides the father's voice.
A few years ago, I was a licensed lawyer who didn't want to practice law, in an unhappy relationship and feeling constantly fatigued despite my best...