Are Your Dreams Aspirations for Tomorrow?
I have many times gone after what I have dreamed of and achieved the desired result. So I ask, are your dreams simply aspirations for tomorrow?
I joke that I don't know what I want to be when I grow up. I joke but there is an iota of truth to the statement. At 50 I am a jack of all trades, a master of none, undaunted by the unknown or that which is yet unlearned. In fact, I don't think there is much I can't do or learn.
Okay, a geneticists or astronaut is definitely out of bounds but they are also outside of my aspirations. I don't dream about them but I do dream about oh so many other things. So I ask again, are your dreams aspirations for tomorrow? If you dream it can you do it?
Let's break down dreams.
In the traditional sense, dreams are a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occurs involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. They serve to consolidate memories, regulate emotions and provide threat simulation.
In the non-traditional sense, I think dreams encompass our "if I could do anything" scenarios. If a person wants something bad enough and focuses hard enough on it, often times (certainly not always) that dream will serve as the catalyst for invoking changes that will help facilitate the event becoming a reality in real and awake life.
It is interesting to note that emotions associated with dreams are known to persist throughout the day and exert their effects on your mood and behavior during your awake hours. Also, we only dream of what we know and what we have seen in our own life. Everyone dreams and dreaming prevents psychosis.
It is also believed that dreams reflect whatever preoccupies our mind. So with that said, could it really be that dreams serve as a subtle door to subconscious levels of wisdom that can later be made to show themselves in our conscious (awake) state?
There are many differences in awake and dream states of course but as I analyzed both I realized the one thing that is missing from our dream state that is always present in our awake state is critical evaluation.
Is the lack of critical evaluation perhaps the crucial element that makes dreams seem so easy and plausible but brings the possible of making the dream a reality to a screeching halt in real life? Is it because we move from an anything is possible scenario to this is why it won't work scenario? I honestly think it does.
I'll leave you with an intriguing thought that I carry with me at all times and share often from which I heard another life coach say:
"Your brain does not know the difference between what is imagined and what is real. So….
trick your brain into believing you already have the results!