Dreams are what life is made of. Good dreams, bad dreams, insignificant dreams, and great big, “OMG that would be awesome if we ever got there dreams!”
When I look back over the landscape of my life, I notice how all of my dreams have either come true, lost their direction and focus, or simply evolved into something new and different. Dreams by definition are something that you think about, envision, or imagine. They are something that has yet to be fulfilled.
Once they are, we simply call it life. Dreams are those things we FOCUS and meditate on. This is referred to by many as prayer. The difference with praying and dreaming is the “wanting” or “petitioning” aspect. When we pray, we often ask God or the Universe for what we desire. A dream has nothing to do with God, necessarily, but everything to do with our belief system.
This is why we believe what’s happening around us, or to us, is real when we are in a dream state. For example, I had a dream the other night that I was boxing with rats. I was punching them. Large kitty-cat sized rats. Apparently in my sleep I actually lunged out. It scared the heck out of Tiffanie, who was lying next to me.
Contrast that dream with this one. When I was 19yrs old, I had a dream that I’d own a landscaping business complete with trucks, trailers, tools and equipment. I have all of that now, its called Ahmad Hassan Landscape Services! I also had a dream I’d be a TV host, done! I had a dream I’d be a dad and I am. The span of my life, just like your life, has been filled with dreams. It’s been filled with prayer.
So I ask you just like I ask myself.
What are your DREAMS?
Beyond that… What are you DOING in order to make your DREAMS come true?
Most of us have heard that all things are possible to those that believe. I’ll tell you that belief starts with what we envision. It begins with what we dream up, what we agree and say yes to. I let go of the dream where I woke up swinging at rats. I merely cast it off and said “It was just a dream.” In this sense, I allowed myself to detach from that altered state of reality.
We can all do this. Reality is merely a choice by which we confirm what is true and real versus what doesn’t really exist. Time is the greatest teacher of this truth. Time will tell us what is real and what was just a farce or a dream. For instance, I could say that I live in Timbuktu, but over TIME I would begin to realize other indicators that point closer to Sacramento. An elementary example, but you get the point. If there’s something that you truly want, something that you truly believe in, then keep on dreaming. Hold fast to that dream. Give it time.
However, If you wake up to the reality that you’re swinging in your sleep at rats…you might wanna change your thinking and let go of whatever it is that’s causing you strife. Oh, and if your dream happens to involves other people, I should warn you. Those other people have dreams of their own and in no way are your dreams more powerful, nor do they take precedent over their dreams. We must respect, work with, and acknowledge other people in what they want to accomplish. We must collaborate with, rather than fight with one another. We must possess a certain amount of respect for other beings and subscribe to the fact that we’re all dreamers.
We all have the same capacity and birthright as I’ve said before, to say “Yes, no, maybe so, and I’ve changed my mind”. We all have the power to shape and mold our dreams into our a unique picture of reality. Little by little (time), life, and nature continue to show us what’s real. Give thanks for the life you’ve created thus far. If you’re not enjoying where things are at and would like to see or experience a change, then start dreaming a new dream!
Modify your thinking and your perspective, believe a new thought, take hold of a new idea. Start a new dream. It’s your life and your reality. Turn life’s lemons into lemonade by being responsible in this… acknowledging you are a dreamer. Yes, you too have a dream!