Crossing the Bridge of Dreams.

It’s good to dream.  A dream can be anything you want it to be, as your mind takes you to a place of endless possibilities and infinite destinies.

It can be an imaginary world that you visit from time to time. You enjoy it for that moment and are happy to keep it as a pleasurable reverie.

However, your dream may involve fulfilling aspirations and visualising your future. If this is true for you, your  desire to turn the fantasy into reality needs to be strong enough to manage the transition. Change is never easy and it will involve leaving behind the familiar whilst moving towards the unknown. You have to cross the bridge of dreams.

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” Gloria Steinem

What has begun in the imagination will need to be transformed into actuality. You need a plan and plenty of passion to navigate your path. Whilst the road you have come from is routine and comfortable the bridge of dreams will cross you over into new and exhilarating territory.

A word of warning – beware of those who tread on your dreams. In the past I have had my hopes crushed. It happened so much that I stopped dreaming on any level. Life was about survival and to believe that good things could come to me was delusional. It took me a long time to realise that those who’d suppressed my desires had been damaged themselves. So now, I can allow myself to dream. That’s a good place to be.

If you want to cross your bridge of dreams you don’t have to do it alone. Share your aspirations with those who can support, motivate and inspire you along the way.

Remember there is no right or wrong way of reaching the other side. Run, skip, hop, jump, fly! It doesn’t matter how you reach the other side, only that you get there.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Following your dreams isn’t a passive past time. If it was, then everyone would be living ‘happily ever after’. There may be set backs and distractions. The original short-term goal may be replaced with a long-term life plan. Whatever the vision, it can require a combination of determination, courage, faith, and strength.

But isn’t it worth the effort? I think so.

What about you? When will you be crossing the bridge of dreams?

“Crossing the Bridge of Dreams” was inspired by a comment left by Jenny Alexander on ‘Why me? Why not me?’Thank you Jenny!

Images thanks to Sascalia

73 thoughts on “Crossing the Bridge of Dreams.

  1. Great post about dreams, Carolyn. ” If this is true for you, your desire to turn the fantasy into reality needs to be strong enough to manage the transition.” is such a powerful statement. Keeping strong through a big transition helps you achieve your goal, for sure. Thanks!

  2. Beautiful post about following your dreams. Especially as children, some can have their dreams crushed and it takes support and time to begin to dream again. Our dreams are attainable if we have the courage to pursue them. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Carolyn,
    Dreams of all kinds are so important to our health. We need to reach the dream stage in sleep in order to rest well. Daytime dreams keep us happy and build us up. Intentional dreams that we purposefully set are what helps us reach out for our full purpose. Great article on dreams.

  4. Yes, yes, and yes! This reminds me of another favourite quote: “Nothing happens unless first there is a dream.” We NEED our dreams, to know where we want to go. But I am “guilty” at times of lingering too long on the bridge, enjoying the visions of what I hope to do without taking action. This post is a friendly, gently push to hurry across the bridge, where the dreams await! Thank you, Carolyn!! 🙂

  5. What a great article! It’s so important for us to dream… without vision, the people perish. And your words about those who squish others’ dreams going through issues of their own ~ so, so very true!!

  6. Love your thoughts here! This is why I created HYFG 🙂 I have quoted this often as well 🙂 “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt

  7. Funny to read this today – I had the most lovely dream last night….about one of my fondest wishes. It reminded me that I am aiming for that dream to come true and left a smile on my face. Thank goodness for dreams to remind us of the possibilities!!!

  8. I love that my dreams are getting simpler and simpler. It’s not that the goals are getting any less ambitious. I’ve just let go of having to control every detail. And that allows life to weave its own drummer into the music. Much more fun that way!

    • Thank you for your comments Barbara – never give it is right! The artwork by the way is by Sasclia and her link is on the page either from the images themselves or at the bottom. Isn’t she great!

  9. Dreams are our hope. And when we have hope we can do anything we set our minds too. Thanks you for sharing your story about dreams. I to have had other ask me why I would even what to do somethings. I have learned not to listen to the negative side of my dreams, but focus on the positive side.

    Thanks again and blessings to you,
    Debbie

  10. I know how important dreaming is and the imagination of having that dream come to pass; I love what Martha says: once we say things out loud, our words are sown and things will come to pass. We also need to write them down, so we can run with it. Thanks Carolyn!

  11. I find that once I write it down and say it out loud, that dream gets closer and closer to being reality. It’s only a matter of time once I make the decision to go forward. Great post!

  12. I have the most bizarre and vivid dreams. When I tell anyone about them, they always look shocked or confused and tell me that they never have dreams like that. I don’t know what that means, but I’ve always wanted to. I have a parallel life in my dreams. I live in them like any other normal person would live their lives: I have a job, a set of friends, a more extended family, a house, a whole life in my dream world. My dreams also continue in the same pattern as real life. I live day #1 when I’m awake, and then fall asleep to day #2 at night. In a way, I kind of do live my dreams. And I’m not really sure which one is better.

  13. I am dreaming of getting my Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies now that I have three kids graduated from college. I never thought I could do it but I work in education and I can go back to school for free! The sky is the limit! Thank you for your encouraging words and the healing that is going on in my life with your site! I am constantly sharing your pictures and quotes.

    • Thank you for your encouraging comments Marilyn. I am delighted that you are enjoying my site! Your comment ‘The sky’s the limit’ says it all and I’ve no doubt that you will achieve your BA. Let me know how you get on 🙂

  14. Very nicely written. I love to dream about what it will be like to live with Jesus forever with no more hurt, no more tears and no more pain

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