The Necessity of DreamsFebruary 18, 2012
It is typically believed that we reap what we sew. Put simply, our actions play a significant part in our lives. From decisions like buying our child their first pet to booking that luxury trip we’ve always desired, we are faced with many options and encounter different threads in our daily lives. We are not all aware of these threads when they first happen, but I want to discuss a particular scenario.
I once returned a dropped cell phone to its owner because it was the right thing to do. By doing that, I inadvertently brought about a future connection that may never have happened. It turned out that the owner of the phone had been on the way to a first date with a woman he met over the internet.
He had planned to call her once he arrived at the agreed location, but never got around to memorising her number. Following my handing of the phone back to him, he successfully met up with her. Their romance then blossomed to marriage and two healthy, young children. That simple act of running after him and handing his phone back, wove a thread that will continue to grow.
Everything we do have consequences. Dropping litter on the ground might seem harmless. We might assume a garbage man will pick it up, but what if someone trips on it? What if the damage inflicted causes cascading grief within his or her immediate family? No action whatsoever is without consequence.
A simple dream can also have a similar impact, evoking different reactions from people. Many of us see dreams as a form of escapism, one born from our minds, but bearing no significance. Some of us consider and even discuss it, highlighting any kind of possible messages.
Others proceed to divulge hidden meanings, contrasting with those who simply phase it out of their thought process over time. It is a well-known fact, however, that dreams have led many people on life-changing journeys resulting in great wealth or self-discovery.
The classification of dreams, however, is inaccurate in the minds of many. Some believe that dreams only occur when asleep, but in actual fact, every internal thought we have is a form of dreaming, one with our eyes open, the message every bit as potent.
Due to the misinterpretation of both forms, people act more on those with their eyes open, making them more likely to come to pass. The world we live in today was born from ideas and dreams, but with the good, comes the bad, and we all dream in equal measures.
I would like to share with you all, a quote by a truly great man:
“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
T.E Lawrence—Lawrence of Arabia
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