“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night…wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day…may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.”
– T. E. Lawrence
When often have desires that seem so out-of-reach that we don’t allow ourselves to think about them, or even dream about them, but that’s exactly what we must do to start the process of materializing them, because without a mental picture of what a desire looks like, it cannot manifest.
“Dream your dream. Dreams are the starting point of manifesting desires.”
– Rajni Kurichh
When you dream about a desire, you give it life by creating an image in your mind. Once you can see the dream in detail with specific places, textures, colors, people, sounds, tastes, and the like, you begin to feel and believe that it could actually happen, and then it will start to take shape in your world.
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
– Anatole France
But how do you get to the point of believing your desire is possible if it feels too unrealistic to even imagine in the first place?
When your desire feels too overwhelming to dream about, start by looking for a scenario in which your desire possible – it doesn’t have to be probable, just possible. For example, if you have a desire to be a movie star, think of a circumstance in which this could happen.
Is it possible that you could be discovered by a talent scout at your local grocery store? Or maybe you’d consider the possibility of meeting a famous director on an airplane who happens to be looking for someone to fill a roll that you fit perfectly? Can you imagine responding to a casting call in your town on a fluke, and get the part? Maybe a friend of a friend posts something on social media and it catches your eye?
If you can see even a tiny sliver of possibility in any of the ideas that come to mind, you have planted the seed, and created a space in your mind for the dream to develop and emerge from into the manifestation of your desire.
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
– Henry David Thoreau
Do you have a dream that seems completely impossible? Can you think of at least one scenario in which it might be possible?
Thank you, thank you, thank you!