Wednesday, January 20, 2010

More About Dreams...

"Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil."
-- James Allen

"If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
-- Henry David Thoreau

"It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting......Before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams master the lessons we have learned as we have moved toward that dream. That's the point at which most people give up.... [At this point] Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity."
-- Paulo Coelho

"Those who cherish a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal in their hearts, will one day realize it."
-- James Allen


Anonymous said...

Aubrey Gallimore said...

Again....More confirmation. Good Morning Bish!

Karl said...

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW just came on when I entered here to paste the following lyrics to Dream Weaver...a song I listened to I don't how many times in my youth...I see God like this Driver of the Dream Weaver train taking away my worries of today and leaving tomorrow behind.

Dream Weaver, by Gary Wright

I've just closed my eyes again
Climbed aboard the dream weaver train
Driver take away my worries of today
And leave tomorrow behind

Ooooh, dream weaver
I believe you can get me through the night
Ooooh, dream weaver
I believe we can reach the morning light

Fly me high through the starry skies
Maybe to an astral plane
Cross the highways of fantasy
Help me to forget todays pain

Ooooh, dream weaver
I believe you can get me through the night
Ooooh, dream weaver
I believe we can reach the morning light

Though the dawn may be coming soon
There still may be some time
Fly me away to the bright side of the moon
And meet me on the other side

Ooooh, dream weaver
I believe you can get me through the night
Ooooh, dream weaver
I believe we can reach the morning light

Dream weaver
Dream weaver


word ver: abitaxi
reminds me of the Genesis song "abaCAB"

River said...

Dream Into Action
Let your dreams carry you far
Your heart is calling you
The thing you dream of being/ doing
Take the steps toward it
The dream is your action when you step toward your dream.

Anonymous said...

Linda M Curtis said...

As HE gave me the dreams, I will not abandon them, and in HIS time, not mine ~

Anonymous said...

Nonnie Lemmon said...

I like how the first pic reminds me of Shenandoah Valley. It has several Native American interpretations; noble and beautiful. Like, "River through the Spruces", "River of High Mountains", "Silver Water", and "Big Meadow". Of them all, my fav is, "Beautiful Daughter of the Stars." It's easy to imagine the patriarchs locked in a gaze of adoration. One, with another, Cloud Rider and earth father. In a moment's stillness, we could hear, "How awesome is this place - heaven's gate!"

Avatar said...

"It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting..." and makes you buy a field because the treasure is hidden there.

"Success unexpected in common hours." Common hours, for sure. Thoreau was a master.

Very cool quotes but the pic with the rainbow is where I feel like camping out. The lofty (tall) shadows of the dreamers are there to see the rainbow of hope explode into a manifested cloud. Man...that picture SPEAKS!

Anonymous said...

Darlene Swilley said...

absolutely AWESOME......and its true I believe

Anonymous said...

Linda M Curtis said...

Bish, YOU had a dream......and we're all livin in it ~ TY :)

Larry Usher said...

Love the quotes & pics Bish!

"My tunnel's light arrived today,
Not shades of onyx or shades of gray,
Resplendent streams from Glory's Star,
Irradiant dreams that now are."

Anonymous said...

From a daily thought service I subscribe to...I believe we are destined to move as one...

Moving as One
Leadership and Responsiveness

If you have ever seen a flock of geese fly overhead, you know how difficult it is to tell who is leading whom. The geese move in swift syncopation as if they are all responding instantaneously to the same cues, tapped into an unseen force that directs and guides their movement as one. It is the same way with wild horses or a herd of buffalo. Yet in all these cases, there is a leader who has established his position through demonstrations of strength, ability, and dominance. The total cohesiveness of these groups is a symbol both of excellent leadership and an excellent ability to follow. It takes both of these qualities for any group or system to work well.

In human communities, it is not always easy to establish who should be leading and who following. There are many reasons for this, including but not limited to the fact that our ways of determining leadership are less instinctual and therefore less clear. It is very rare that everyone is in complete agreement as to who should lead. In the big picture, of course, competition is a positive factor, preventing stagnation and entrenchment. However, in smaller groups, when a leader is truly called to the position and her constituency is responsive to her leadership, an enormous amount of work can be accomplished. This tends to work only if the individuals in the group share a powerful, heartfelt common goal. This goal is the unseen force that directs and guides the group so that they can move as one.

A flock of geese winging in unison across the sky can serve to remind us of what we can accomplish when we surrender to the greater good. When any group of people moves as one, there is a leader at the helm who has sacrificed his or her individual ego to the larger vision of the group and followers who have done the same. When the ego is subdued, it is easier to sense the right way to go and correctly choose the leader who can best take us there. Like a flock of geese, we move swiftly and harmoniously toward our shared vision.

Karl Cobos said...

Hey Bish, one of the confirmations for me came last night at the service.

I had been wondering most of the day if God was trying to tell me something through the song I heard on your blog which combines SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW with WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD.

You see, I had looked at a lot of pictures and stories from Haiti at the time and was quite sorrowful, then I heard this first thought honestly was, "how can I sing/say that after what I've just seen, and what the Haitians have seen and are going through.

Then I thought, you don't want to be feeling devastated forever, you have GOT to have something to lift you up and give hope and to help you realize that yes, there still really is a wonderful world out there.

Well, interesting that you sang part of this song and had it played last night at the service! So, this morning, I'm planning on looking up the words to the song.

I also really enjoyed Matt. ch. much there about not worrying and focusing on the present. Thanks for the word!

Love, Karl