My mother encouraged me to follow my dreams as a child, which is why she allowed me to leave college and focus on my passion for music. Little did I know that 20 years later, I'd literally be following my dreams.
That dream really changed the way I think. I no longer obsess over how things are going to work out before I take a step. It may have been my dream, but really we are all in that reality. This life is your stage and whether you like it or not, you are the lead role. You have a choice.
In a couple of weeks I will begin my last full year of graduate school. It feels exciting and rewarding, but there is a large sense of pressure that tags along with it, as well. I did well this past year. However, I saw many opportunities I didn't partake in.
All my stories, my books -- even my first novel, Exiles of Dal Ryeas -- all stem from my dreams. It's been comforting to have this ability, these night visions, especially in light of the reality of my daydreams. These aren't quite as rewarding as those night visions.
While I do still believe that our dreams can be a way for our minds to filter the information from the day, I also think dreams are another outlet for our subconscious to get through to us, to circumvent our thoughts and our egos, and grab our attention.
In the Bible, dreams and visions were often used by God to communicate with people and to reveal God's plan. God utilized this method to create a bridge between the realm of the divine and the realm of flesh. Ultimately, though, Jesus stands in this gap as God made flesh.
John Lennon said: "When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wa...
I do know one thing for sure: Dreams really do come true when you believe in your dreams, when you give God something to work with (doing your part), and when you believe in and trust God.
The slight anxiety and panic that overwhelms you amongst all the brain fog until slowly, you take a breath and realize it was all just make believe and nonsense. It was the exact feeling I awoke after a dream that shaped my life path in a way that you wouldn't think.
I've always been a vivid dreamer, both when I am asleep and when I am awake, and have always felt there to be a lot of meaning behind the dream state....
Make the choice every day to live a life you love. A life that reflects more of YOU, your dreams, passions and deepest desires. An exciting wa...
For those interested in remembering dreams, these methods and tools can help us preserve and understand our nocturnal adventures. Developing the right habits can lead to much improved dream recall.
I believe several factors impede the positive nature of daydreaming. Instant gratification impairs the magic of desire.
There once existed an American Dream. The idea that college education lifts someone to new heights. The idea that America allowed immigrants escaping their troubled homelands a place to start anew.
In a world where we are inundated constantly with a plethora of ideas and messages, varying from great to mediocre, we can no longer rely on fact checking mechanisms to be in place to ensure accuracy and/or quality of the content we are exposed to.