How Big Are Your Dreams?
Do you Dream? I do...all the time...in the night...in the wee hours of the morning right before I'm fully awake...during the day...while painting....while driving...even while shopping! Yes, I Dream...and sometimes I wonder...Are My Dreams Big Enough?
In my subconscious rendezvous in the middle of the night I have to say...I'm dreaming pretty darn BIG! I sometimes wake in the morning, almost with a chuckle at the magnitude of what I had just been dreaming. "Visions of Grandeur" I call them...then quickly dismiss them as frivolous and impossible....but are they?
Too many times we scurry quickly away from those Big Dreams...those Impossible Dreams...those Dreams that surely will never happen! Instead...we should capture them...stick them in a bottle...save them...treasure them...dare to take another look at them! And we tend to embrace those Little Dreams that seem doable...all the while fooling ourselves into believing we are not worthy to believe the Big Dreams! Therefore we stop ourselves just short of achieving those Big Dreams...(which is aptly called self-sabbotage!)
These may seem BIG...but ALL are all obtainable...I believe it so....and so it will be. I believe in God...and I believe in the Dreams he gives me. They are so Big sometimes that, like I said earlier, I just chuckle and actually try to suppress them...applying the Big "But" to most of them! When in actuality, if I would just receive them, embrace them as mine to have, mine to obtain, possible to live... then nothing... NO THING ...can stop me from obtaining and living them out.
My Big Dream focus right now is my weight as it is connected to my health. Yes, of course, I want to look good and buy clothes that I can tuck in, from the Ladies Dept and not the Women's World department...but my health is being affected by my weight and it is my health that will keep me living so I can enjoy my family, traveling, shopping, LIVING! Time and time again I have tried to lose weight so I can look better...be cute in my jeans...wear a bathing suit...go to a school reunion (which I have not done ever because of my weight!). But this time is different... I SEE myself healthy...running...climbing...swimming...and for that reason I have chosen to follow the BFC plan to accomplish this DREAM. And It's happening! All the other times I failed because my dream just wasn't BIG ENOUGH to keep my focus! This time its BIG!!! REAL BIG!!! and This time I know it will be reality before I know it!
Some of us follow Rosalie on her blog Healthy Me Doing the Belly Fat Cure... and yesterday she posted about seeing herself in a reflection at the mall and took a double take at what she was seeing...or rather what she no longer saw! She shocked herself at seeing herself slim for the first time in ages! She is accomplishing her DREAM...her BIG DREAM! She's living it right now, as we ALL are, and seeing the results in believing she can do it! I'm so proud of her! I'm so proud of YOU... and of ME! We are ALL accomplishing that which we are setting our minds to do.... and that is BIG DREAMING!
Keep those dreams alive! Find a way to capture them! Put them down on paper, paint them out, cut them out of magazines, find pics to remind you, make a mantra out of it, write a song with it in it and sing it out loud...DAILY! Don't just write it down or paste it on your refrigerator and never look at it again! Touch it, Feel it, See it, DO IT!!! Believe me...if you believe it...you will be it!!! What you think...You are!
"The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake,
when you don't know the difference between reality and fantasy,
when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul
that the dream is reality, and it really happened."
"The only thing that can stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you!"