We live in a generation of absolute statements (funny how that sentence is indeed absolute itself). For today’s absolution, we look towards dreams. I hear often, “Having a dream isn’t enough. You have to have a goal, a plan and execute.” Then it will be presumably enough, right? While I am a supporter of methodical plans and such, I don’t think that dreams get enough credit.
But what if you can’t dream?
I am convinced that without dreams, you are living a meaningless existence. I say this because I was once the guy with no dreams. They had died a horrible death at the hands of my depression. I couldn’t seem to make myself feel any better, let alone dream. My days were filled with a heavy, dark feeling everyday (squelching what little was left of my dreams). From that point on, dreams weren’t in my vocabulary. It also didn’t help that I was drowning in self pity. That time in my life represented an existence and not life. I was alive but I wasn’t living. I was existing.
In time (and with an onslaught of help), I was able to dream again. It was slow at first, but I slowly awakened out of my comatose-like sleep. This made me feel alive! In time, my dreams became more vivid and eventually I realized that I could attain those dreams. Here’s the kicker: After I achieved one dream, I simultaneously got the notion that I could try my hands at another….and another….and another. Essentially, I got more courage.
Today, there are some amazing things happening in my life, that I never dreamt of happening to me. But I know that it all began with having one dream (and then going after it).
Until next time,
Love & Peace