“Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." – Lewis Carroll (The White Queen in “Alice in Wonderland”)
My favorite mornings are when I wake up while still in the middle of a dream. I’ll lie there for a few moments and write my own ending to the story. Depending on the dream, I may fall back to sleep. Thank goodness for snooze alarms!
In the evening, the process works in reverse. I start a dream in my head, placing myself somewhere calm and relaxing. My breathing slows, my mind calms, and my subconscious takes over. I drift off to sleep.
Throughout the day, I take time to dream. Starting a project with the optimum outcome as the inevitable result. Thinking of friends – using the best times of the past to create an even better moment in the future. Writing a post with the vision of a smiling reader who sees themselves in my words.
Sometimes my dreams fall into the realm of the White Queen and are quite impossible. Winning the lottery and buying a ticket on a Virgin Galactic trip to space. Joining up with friends from my days in the military to help with a top-secret mission. Stumbling upon a priceless antique in a used book store.
There are those who claim that dreams are an impractical escape from reality. I disagree. When used correctly, dreams are the doors to the possible realities we can create.
Visualization – seeing ourselves accomplish a goal – is a powerful tool. It helps when pushing through the dreary and routine tasks are required to get to our objective. We put up with the hardship because we believe that the final result will be worth it.
Creating fantasies is a potent method to invigorate our positive outlook. For brief moments we’re no longer confined to the mundane circumstances of everyday life. We’re heroes, explorers, legends – whatever we want to be, wherever we want to be, whenever we want to be. We get to write the ending of the story – and everything always turns out for the best.
Inspired and revitalized by our dreams, we’ve created a new prism through which we view the world. The challenges that halted our progress seem smaller and more manageable. The negativity impacting our attitude can be brushed away. We’re more powerful and ready to continue our journey.
Set aside a few minutes each day, with your eyes wide open, and dare to dream the impossible. Then set out to make your dreams come true.