Our individual futures and the ladder of our dreams

July 16, 2012

Our individual futures are an evolving creation,

potentially a full projection of our dreams….

though if we decline to dream at all, or dream weakly,

we then leave our personal futures to the mercy of others,

whose dreams may be detrimental or even calamitous to us,

as unfortunately, it is not the most wonderful which prevail

but the strongest and toughest dreams which come to fruition.

To ensure that our personal dreams come true,

we must first invest them with intention, sincerity and honesty.

Our own personal dreams need not be likely, or even probable,

but they must be POSSIBLE, within the confines of natural laws.

Dreams that extend outside the perimeters of natural law

have a name, they are called FANTASIES.

If someone forces a fantasy to assume the form of a dream,

then it can only precipitate a negative end for themself and others involved.

When we dream, and dream with all our heart, much becomes possible.

When we refuse to dream, the dreams of others subsume our futures.

The process of atrophy governs the fact that unless we exercise the

projection of our dreams we will never escape our past or our limitations,

and our imaginations will wither and our dreams evaporate.

The only reliable ladder we have available to us is one built of dreams and love.

J. Coughlan ©2007

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One Response to “Our individual futures and the ladder of our dreams”

  1. mindelbrot said

    Just came across this today, for the first time…..
    “I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”
    Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

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