“Dream big. Dream small. Dream often or dream once in a while ~but dream.” … Susanne
As little kids we are all BIG dreamers. Seriously … have you ever met a kid under 5 years old who doesn’t have the greatest imaginary worlds … friends … and adventures ever!~??! Somewhere between there and here we forget ~at the positive end of the scale … or we get dreams beat out of us ~at the negative end of things. I think that it’s sad that very few people manage to make it to their adult stage in life with the ability to dream still intact.
So … I have this theory. I think that if we all came into the world with the ability to dream that it is an innate gift … one that is currently lying dormant inside of us. Further … if the ability to dream is a natural characteristic of we humans … right from birth … then it is something that we can reclaim … no matter how long it has been since our dreams saw the open sky above us.
It is a sad fact that many controllers believe that if they stomp hard enough … or yell loud enough … or are just generally nasty and derogatory all-round that they will kill other’s ability to dream. The good news is that they’re wrong! Sometimes we give up on our dreams … or we let ourselves be convinced that our dreams are impossible or impractical … or we just get really busy with life and simply forget them … but no-one can make us stop having dreams.
So … to everyone who is currently in tough straights or to those who have forgotten or given up on their dreams I say … “Start small”. Dream a little dream … it doesn’t matter how itty-bitty it is … make it something manageable … but make it something that will put a smile on your face. Once you get the hang of dreaming again you’re going to notice how good it feels and soon you’ll be dreaming often … smiling more frequently … and fiercely defending your right to do so. In this crazy world … where things around us are all-too-often awry and beyond our ability to change: “Dream big. Dream small. Dream often or dream once in awhile ~but dream.”
Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone