Friday, March 9, 2012

Dreams Followed or Deferred

     I keep reading about people following their childhood dreams after being fired, laid off or otherwise redirected by life and events outside of them. I once read “Who Moved My Cheese” by Spencer Johnson at the urging of a good friend. I found it exactly what she said it would be: a quick, easy read with poignant life lessons.
     Je pense… that people need to stop waiting for their cheese to be moved by someone else and start looking in the mirror, into their hearts and souls and find their cheese before they are forced. That is not to say that the search for and even the finding of the cheese is less important because you were sent in that direction out of necessity, but wouldn’t it be better to accomplish these tasks on your own terms?

     Destiny and universal laws are the unseen hands guiding our worlds into the direction it goes. We have free will and can choose to listen to the still, small voices that speak to us through our waking and sleeping dreams. Pick it up and run with it. Life has its’ complications and they will always be there, so why not now? I once heard, “if not now then when?” I ask myself that periodically. You don’t have to blow up your life, or jump off a bridge without a bungee cord, but you do have to at least acknowledge that you want something different in your life, for your life. There may be scary changes and moments of trepidation, but if you listened to the voice and it is for you, then it will be there, just reach.

Always Take a Leap of Faith
Windy City Diva