Saturday, May 15, 2010
The Magic of Now
Dreams are important. They inform and energize us. We must nurture our dreams for that reason alone, not just for the joy they might bring us if they come true. Ideas of reality and possibility can be dangerous. If we say things like "It costs too much money to do that" or "I can't do that in the time I have left in my life" you may be sprinkling salt on the bubble of your dreams. All your various identities are important right here and now, the experienced ones and the possible ones. After you have had the joy of the dreams and held them close to your heart you can decide which ones will receive effort and energy. But the bringing to life of a dream must also be part of the dream. If you are allergic to rocks it is not good to be a mountain climber. The trip must be worth the end. Each step is part of the "now" of the dream for it to actually be part of the expression of who you are. So be in the moment, let your skin feel the air, let you nose smell the aromas around you, let your ears hear sweet words. But the part of you that still dreams of more as you center yourself, let it also perceive what comes to it. Dream of expressing, dream of doing, dream of being. That will give you a spark of magic. By itself your life will be better. The effort of making it so can come later. May the spark be with you.