So there is this place, a real place, where dreams come true. Not wishes, or maybes, or should haves, but real dreams, coming true, in a real place. However, the tricky part of life is finding “that place” for yourself.
Some say it’s in the heart. Others find it in a strangers smile. Still others, somehow, find their dreams come to life through a bottle of booze or handful of pills. I can’t understand everyone’s choices, nor do I believe that I am charged in this life to complete that task.
And don’t bother asking around to get directions to “that place” where your dreams come true. They don’t know and most likely will try to give you directions to somewhere they wish to go, but aren’t brave enough themselves to make the trek. Think about that for a while.
“So,” you say rather snidely, “You seem to know so much, tell me where this place is.”
First I smile because I just told you not to ask another for directions. Second, I suggest that you’re asking the wrong question. You see, I only know the places where my dreams come true. I don’t know where your dreams come true. That fact notwithstanding, I can still offer some help.
I will tell you not to look near mountain lakes, in flowing rivers, along sandy beaches, or watching a sunrise, because those are places my dreams come true (to name just a few,) Aand they may not help in your journey. Yet, because of that fact, we’ve narrowed down the choices for you. Knowing those places that are not “dream truthers” for you whittles down the long list of possibilities from which you get to consider.
I suggest you ask yourself the question of where your dreams come true. Even more to the point, ask a better question. Something along the lines of “Where do I want to go today?” Or, “If I was brave enough, what would I do right now?” Or, “Was yesterday worth the effort I put in to it?” Or, “If I could be anything in the world, what would I be?”
A popular method in this search, blazened on rubber wrist bands and bumper stickers was to ask “What would Jesus do?” I’d say don’t bother with that either. First (again) Jesus is not you, nor are you him. So his answer won’t help you. Second, (again) is that Jesus’s life was on a different path/plane than yours. His answer might be “Go walk on water, that always worked for me.” And even though, through molecular science, we can prove that it’s possible to walk on water, we tend not to believe that we actually can, so we don’t, or we fail trying.
But if you did believe, or even better, if that is the place where your dreams come true, than you would go there, triumphant and dry, on top of the water’s surface, to the amazement of your friends and neighbors. Then most likely, things might get rather messy for you and so, maybe it’s not worth the hassle.
And maybe that is the question you should be asking yourself.
“Is it worth the hassle?”
If you asked me, I’d say it is . . . but then again, I suggested not asking someone else.