“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”– Harriet Tubman
“No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”– Lupita Nyong’o
“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.”– Douglas H. Everett
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”– Colin Powell
Imagine you are in a deep sleep and dreaming. You dream that you are in Dream World, a world where the ground, buildings, everything is made of mist. There’s tons of this mist-like substance lying on the ground, floating in the air, flying everywhere. They are of different shapes, sizes, colours, smells, tastes and sounds. They morph into different shapes and sizes at different times. Each of these mist-like substance is a dream.
It can be confusing and disorientating being in Dream World. You see the most beautiful dreams of yours. The dreams of everything ideal in your life – your ideal work situation, ideal house, ideal partner, ideal pet, ideal financial situation, ideal health, ideal family. You get the idea.
You see a your dream of your lucrative and secure career where you are a high flyer in the distance. Before your very eyes, it disintegrates into nothingness. There’s an outline of a man/woman hovering next to you. Slowly, it takes the form of a man/woman that could fulfill your every sexual fantasy. Or you see a dream of your partner and you having fun in a park. Before you know it, that mirage dissolves into nothingness. Or it could be an image of your partner who gave up his dream so that you can pursue yours.
The thing is: you have no control over what happens in Dream World. Your dream of an ideal something could dissolve or disintegrate just like that. Or your dream could remain as it is. Often times, your dreams can appear to be so real, like that person who drives you sexually wild – you put your hands on his/her body hoping to savour the touch of heaven. But when your hands touches nothingness, you are reminded that it’s an illusion. A splendid illusion though, that sends your imagination and fantasies running.
Nothing is certain in Dream World. Everything is possible. Dream World is a realm of infinite possibilities. It’s certainly different from earth but that doesn’t make it less real. It’s just a different kind of reality – just like the different dimensions in some movies – Inception, Fight Club, The Matrix, Avatar, The Chronicles of Narnia.
You wake up.
What do you do with that dream with yours?
Do you end up confused, disillusioned, uncertain, discontent because you had a taste of what-could-be which is different from your real life on earth? Or do you work to make those inspiring dreams real?
Whatever you choose to do, once you have been to Dream World, you and your life will never the same again. There’s no turning back to the old you or your old life.