Does a Dream ever Get Old?

20130313_080150    “A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.” — Wilfred Peterson

For those of us, a little more mature, I wonder, does a dream ever get old? I came into this world like a cannonball express with ideas and creativity galore. Who would have known the coloring books and stories would have led to blogging, that climbing trees would one day equate to climbing the corporate ladder, and the daredevil bike riding would morph into crazy mornings filled with traffic on the expressway.  I’ve come a long way baby!

The life that continues to live and deal with family, job, health, home, school, highs, lows, joy and pain is a life lived only on the external.  Like snapshots floating erratically around my head throughout the day, my life swings back and forth from one idea to another. In between the swings however, a frame will freeze, and a glimpse of the other world emerges. The world filled with the atoms, the dust, and the particles that we romanticize about, and in the midst, the spirit that’s still sitting there waiting for us to listen. Have we listened lately?

Is there a trail of us all over the place left behind? Well, pick up the gifts, the talents and the heart, dust them off, and try again. When we lose heart, when we lose focus, we have to remember the dream, design its outcome, develop a plan and deliver. Our dreams and future will not just “happen” on its own. We have to create it.

Outside of our box, with its ragged edges and its soft, comfy ideas, is a universe that we can reach into and discover a whole new beginning.  If we reach into this parallel with closed minds and solid ideas about the ways things are, our dreams remain boxed up and unrecognizable. Dreams are not static, they are alive. If we dare to learn something new, explore the times, and take a step forward, we see the dream moves with us in a whole new way. At some point, we may have to re-define it, but it is real and waiting. As we unfold, we embrace the realization that there is no end and no beginning to us, no black, and no white. We are everything in this moment. What gets old is not the dream- but when we fail to dream.

Hope your Easter is filled with wonder, awareness and love!

Under Bridges this week, a special post by Animal Connection. Please see under the “Bridges” tab.

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18 Responses to Does a Dream ever Get Old?

  1. Larry Who says:

    With dreams, we must be like the Apostle Paul who when he stood before King Agrippa stated, “I have not been disobedient to my heavenly vision.” (Acts 26:19)

    Have a great Easter weekend.

  2. hi, can i ask you?

    how to place a youtube video on wordpress post?

    • Sure, of course! You simply copy the address of the video and paste into your post. You will then need to go to the toolbar, and click on the chain link “break the link.” When you preview, it should be there.
      Let me know, if you need further help.

  3. JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing says:

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  4. Debbie says:

    Great post and great challenges! I’ve come to the idea of having dreams rather late in life (so maybe I’m aging backwards now).😀
    After my predictable practically perfect life took a wild 180 turn several years ago I found out that I wasn’t too old to learn how to dream. It’s taken some getting used to, but it’s be an interesting ride.

    • We seem to be riding in the same boat! Actually, I think I can appreciate the dreams more at this age unlike when I was younger and sometimes took things for granted. Take care Debbie-ALWAYS good to hear from you.

  5. Yes! I agree that travel and creative expression bring us closer to our true divine nature. By forcing us to be authentic, away from the trappings and labels we accumulate over time. Nice post! Thank you!

  6. I think dreams continue to grow and change with us throughout our lives, in this sense they are ageless!

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