I Have a DreamMust I do something?
No, sorry, I will not be writing about the famous speech by Dr. Martin Luther King. I’ll be writing about something more personal today.
It’s well known to my friends that I am a fan of ABBA. They have a beautiful song titled “I Have a Dream”, and every time I listen to it I cannot help but to start dreaming. I’m sure many of you out there have heard it, but here is a link, just in case you haven’t or if you want to listen to it again:
If you pay close attention to the lyrics, you will see how beautiful the message is. So, let me expand on that for a little while today.
A week ago Monday (July 17th) was my 47th wedding anniversary and, although my wife and I don’t make a big public deal out of anniversaries, each anniversary is very important to us and we express to each other our love and give thanks for the blessing of having found each other and for the friendship, the respect, the consideration, and the appreciation we feel and have for each other.
But did we really “find” each other? Perhaps we “dreamed” each other into being. In other words, maybe in our younger age we dreamed of finding a certain person with whom to spend our life together and that person was attracted into our life because we did certain things to bring it about. I am sure that in my case it was, because I did think a lot about those things.
Throughout my life I have had many dreams, and many of those dreams have come to pass. Would they have become my reality and my experience had I not entertained those dreams? Most likely not, because I would not have done the things required to bring those experiences into my life.
But, wait a minute, did I just say that in order to realize your dreams it is necessary to do something? Well, yes, someone has to do something. So, if it’s your dream, who better than you to do that something in order to make it happen. Makes sense, doesn’t it?
In conclusion, if you have a dream it is very important that you do those things that will bring you closer to the realization of that dream. Nobody will do it for you, believe me. It is all up to you, always. As the song says – you have to “cross a stream”. That means you will get wet, and you may even fail a few times. But if you keep your eye on your destination, you will eventually succeed. It is said that the gates of heaven will open and the way will be paved for those who make the decision and go after their dreams.
Do you have a dream? Will you do the things necessary to bring it to your life experience? It’s simple. No magic formulas, just common sense.
Oh, I almost forgot. Sometimes, in order to do the things which are necessary to achieve your dream, you may have to learn something or even consult with others that have achieved their dreams. It makes no sense to consult someone who has not achieved their dreams.