I have 40 GB worth of music on my hard drive. I have so much music that I haven’t even listened to most of it. I have so many albums that I don’t even remember downloading or “stealing” from my friend’s iPods. Some people ask me why and honestly speaking I have no idea. After sometime I decided to put all that music in an amazing playlist, leave it on shuffle on the off chance that I won’t hear a certain song more than twice. After creating that playlist I came up with a ritual, a ritual that I have every morning the moment I wake up. I take my laptop, sit on the balcony and just listen to these beautiful artists doing what they do best. As I listen to this glorious music I take my mind to another world and just dream the morning into existence.
The thing is we all have dreams, fantasies and all sorts of ambitions for our lives. We have so many cool things we want to achieve in this life we have been given and our imagination takes us so far to the point we can even think of being astronauts or drifting off into Narnia to meeting Aslan. Oh! The Narnia thing is only me? Tihihihi Oh well. We all have that special place, that place in our mind that makes us feel safe, I call it ‘The Mind Palace.
Every time I drift into my mind palace I review every big and small detail of my life. I dream up and create all the things I would like to do with my very being. There is this one dream I think about more often than not. It’s me gracing the red carpet and receiving that Golden Globe award or just seeing myself on the split screen for being nominated as the best actor in a feature film at the Oscars. Oh man! It comes so alive in my mind that I can’t help but smile and feel like I can storm off into the day. I feel like have a pocket full of sunshine and I just want to dish out this amazing feeling to everyone I meet, even that creepy guy who just looks at me as I walk to the stage.
But…There’s a but. How will I be able to achieve that or live that dream without doing anything about it? My dreams and ambitions motivate me to be the best me that I can be. If my dreams and ambitions don’t propel me they cease being dreams that can be achieved and become dreams that are just vague stories of a future I will never have.
The world has given us a twisted notion of who we should be. Who determines me? Who determines my character? Is it the world? Is it that latest episode of Glee or Gossip girl?
God has given us the ability to dream and live big. He has given us the power to be amazing in our various fields. We have all these big dreams but we are so scared to act on them thus limiting ourselves and in turn we end up not being who we are meant to be. AWESOME!
Let’s pick up our dreams by the scruff of the neck and bring them to life. Let’s live our lives with so much passion to the point the next person looks at us and is awed by our very existence, by the aura that we put out. We have to create a culture in ourselves that pushes us beyond the limits and embrace every struggle that comes our way. The good, the bad and the ugly times will only propel us to create better versions of ourselves. We already know the destination so let’s discover this epic journey full of tears, joy, struggles, happiness and so much more.
At the end of the day we should all be able to tell a story but not just any story, a story that will be told for decades to come.
We live in a world that needs us to stand tall. We stand tall and leave each day giving it our best shot and strive to make ourselves better people. We need to sit down and reevaluate our lives and come up with strategies that will keep us accountable.
So let’s pick our dreams and tread through the murky waters of the Amazon, let’s walk through the sands of the Sahara, let’s bask on the beautiful shores of Hawaii, let’s run away from the zebras in the Serengeti and throw snowballs at each other during winter in the heart of London. But then only we can do this is if we actually take the first step, the first step of making ourselves better dreamers and better over comers of our obstacles.
Author: Bryan Ichigo | Date Created2016-07-13 03:57:16 | Comments: 0