Friday, April 22, 2011

Dream a little dream...

"You'll see it when you believe it."
Wayne W. Dyer

Remember when you were a child and someone asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up? What did you say?

An astronaut?
A ballerina?
A football star?
The President?
Doctor, lawyer, scientist?

There were no limits to what you could imagine for yourself.

But childhood ends and with it, the gift of limitless possibility. We grow older, become more jaded, experience the pains of heartbreak and disappointment, and close off that lushly creative part of ourselves. We become "practical", "realistic" adults. What a shame...

Now, I'm not saying that blind innocence and naivete is a better option. What I am saying, however, is that we can miss an amazing opportunity to give ourselves permission to dream again, as we did when we were kids. How can you know if something is impossible if you don't try? How can you know what dream is "too big" if you don't go to your edge? How many times have you heard of someone who, against all odds, has done something that no one else believed was possible?

Here are just a few examples:
the Wright Brothers
Thomas Edison
Rosa Parks
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Leonardo da Vinci
Coco Chanel
Mahatma Gandhi
Nelson Mandela
Louise Hay

Close your eyes...imagine your deepest desire...your wildest it?
Now, what's stopping you from making it come true?


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  2. I love that Maria, it is like the story about the elephant who was chained up all of it's life. One day the chains were removed, but the elephant never strayed. It believed it was still chained up. Love you, R