Go confidently in the direction of your dreams~ Henry David Thoreau

The Creative Connection that draws many of us to share with one another starts out simply as a  dream.   Writing this blog for me at one point, was just a dream, something I was longing for.  Writing a handwritten book of inspirations and watercolors of things I have learned along the way was just a thought – it was something I dreamed about, and now, because I set my intention, it is about to become a reality.

People proclaim every day ‘Believe the Dream’ – and Carl Sandburg wrote, “Nothing happens unless first a dream”……, so that got me thinking today while on my first 6 a.m. run in months, what exactly IS my dream?  Many years ago, a mentor said to me that she had read:  “Happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them come true”~

So, THE DREAM….What does it mean to me? What does it mean to you?  What is the price that I am willing to pay?  What is the price that you would be willing to pay to make your dreams come true?  When do you do your dreaming?

When I looked in Webster’s for a definition of DREAMS,  I found the following:

  • i.    A series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep
  • ii.   A visionary creation of the imagination
  • iii.  Something notable for it’s beauty, excellence, or enjoyable quality
  • iv.  A strongly desired goal or purpose and my favorite…
  • v.  Something that strongly satisfies a wish

That last one really resonates with me…to strongly satisfy a wish – one that I  have had for many, many years.  Following a dream involves a lot of instrospection and soul-searching.  It requires a willingness and the courage to keep reaching out, seeking ways to achieve it, and I guess stick-to-it-tive-ness ( I think I made that word up) Anyway – if it weren’t for dreams, millions of products, companies, and home-based businesses would have never been realized.  The ‘Art and Soul’ of a dream is that it is at first a private and special  place to exercise  individual creativity, to create ‘works of heart’  that will eventually be shared with others, thus completing the connections.  A

We are so blessed to have the opportunities to believe that we can achieve self satisfaction, through our dreams.

To that end:  Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you.  ~Marsha Norman

I am so happy to be able to scribe my way through life and reach out to souls I haven’t exactly ‘met’ yet through my dreams.  Do you want to DREAM with me?  I sure hope so.   Which direction are you headed in?

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One thought on “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams~ Henry David Thoreau

  1. Oh Boy! One of my friends just said to me, ” I will dream for you until you can dream for yourself.” Wow. I feel some internal stretching coming on! Thanks for this post, dear one.

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