Of the many callings in the world, the invitation to the adventure of an awakened and full life is the most exhilarating. This is the dream of every heart. Yet most of us are lost or caught in forms of life that exile us from the life we dream of. Most people long to step onto the path of creative change that would awaken their lives to beauty and passion, deepen their contentment and allow their lives to make a difference.*
Originality is about thoroughness, not shortcuts. Writers need research to feed the beasts of imagination and invention.**
Swept away by the things that fill our lives every day, carried away from our dreams.
Dreams, the big pictures of possibility, bigger than an idea, but full of ideas and, so very complex.
Beyond romance, our dreams are so much more, waiting for us to find our way back to them.
One day waking up and our dreams will be there and work to be done.
Bringing out the journal.
Three things borrowed and altered a little from Robert McKee because just as a writer cannot drift into writing a story but needs to research, we cannot drift into a dream:
Considering exactly how the dream reflects our own experiences;
Imagining living this dream: the changes to make and how to make them?:
Finding out more about the world around the dream: people, places, systems … .
Towards realising the dream, reading all we can, going to the places and gatherings where we learn more, connecting with people living a similar dream, and living the dream in some expression or other.
Being prepared for for finding a different, better dream.
*From John O’Donohue’s Divine Beauty;
**From Robert McKee‘s newsletter: Why You Never Start With “Fade in”.