“I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.” – Jim Carey
One of my favorite songs is “Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight. There is a line in the song “dreams don’t always come true” that always inspires me, strange as that my sound (maybe its reverse psychology).
Whenever I read “Making my dreams come true” – the possibilities, the joy and fun we could all have, if ONLY all our dreams came true. I am not really sure we have the final say on this anyway.
Reading about other people’s dream-come-true-making antics makes my eye twitch a little more than it usually does. I’m no longer noticing the beauty of my life here now. I’m no longer here. I’m there, feverishly working on my ‘dream-come-true-making’ plans.
Often, no matter what we do or don’t do: our dreams don’t always come true. And you know what? Instead of feeling bad and miserable about that; I want to be ok with that. I want to be at a place in my life, even if I’m in a mess, because life is just that: awesome, joyful, amazing without all the external stuff.
‘Dreams come true’, we are entirely missing the point of life. We are waiting for our lives (our dreams) to begin, for our happiness to begin based on external circumstances and materials. Our life is to be enjoyed now, not ‘only when we’ve achieved our dream’. When we solely focus on ‘making our dream(s) come true’ (whatever they may be), we are always projecting into the future and we are not noticing what we have, what we are, what is beautiful and awe inspiring right now.
To make matters worse; usually when our dreams finally come true, it often doesn’t make us happy enough and we start chasing another dream (not actually enjoying the first dream we chased after so desperately) and that way, never really living, never really being here.