What if a dream seems too far in the future? It is after all, almost by definition, not something that is going to “come true” tomorrow. Dreams are things we entertain ourselves with as long term goals—things we wish for, hope for, plan for, and, well, dream about.
A couple of readers of LLB Life Coach told me, “I don’t dream.” I asked them to maybe write about that, because I would like to hear what that means.
One beautiful soul who has had a hard time with health issues and feels she really doesn’t know what the future holds wrote a shockingly lovely and sometimes stark reflection on the matter of dreams.
“Why do I even have to have a dream? I don’t do that kind of dreaming anymore. I’m allergic to dreams,” she said. Dreams, when she entertains them, become pressure to her, contracts she is obligated to flesh out and perhaps fulfill.
“I am not thinking about the future these days because the present is much more interesting, and perhaps, even more to the core of it, my dreams haven’t really panned out for me like I thought they would, so why get all twisted up in them?”
Such an excellent question, that she answers with the concept of play. Instead of dreaming, she would like to be free to enjoy just this very moment, to play with it and make it brilliant with color (which she has been doing recently through gorgeous fast-project painting).
Play in the moment? Make this very day gorgeous? Maybe that dream could come true, dear beautiful soul. Play on, play on.
This story has been printed with permission of the writer who took up the challenge to explain “I don’t dream.”