I’ve been trying out a dream journey that I found in a book. It’s been much harder than I anticipated. The first task on this journey is to write down 100 dreams. They provide some categories to assist with the thinking, these are:
- Things to be
- Things to do
- Things to have
In each of these aspects …
Sounds simple enough, right? NOT! Getting to 20 was pretty easy, getting to 50 was MUCH harder. Then finally at around no 53 I got stuck. Part of my stuckness comes from over thinking things – is something profound enough to be classified as a dream, or is it more like a goal? For example, reading a book each month (an example in the book) doesn’t feel like a dream to me, unless you’re the mother of twins I guess.
This stuckness got me thinking about how I’ve become so distanced from my dreams and desires? Why is it so difficult to just “let go” and dream? Am I really giving myself permission? Am I stuck in “realism”. And is there such a thing as ONE big life dream – a purpose? If there is, does it change according to the life season I’m in, does it stay the same? If I don’t manage to access it, will it be lost forever? So many questions!
So I’ve decided to “sit” with my stuckness, to tarry here for a while and see what new insight I can gain into myself and the process of dreaming. In the meantime, to ensure that I don’t lose momentum, I’ve started working on making a few of the 50 I’ve already listed become reality. So Saturday I’m starting art classes (Dream # 11: Learn to paint).