How is everyone?
I've been thinking a lot about the importance of dreaming in our lives, how it feeds our soul and propels us forward. I attended a workshop last January at Kripalu Yoga Center in Stockbridge Massachusetts and the facilitator talked about "The dream of your life." We all have one, or had one, at some time in our lives. I've had many, they come and go, growing and dissolving as my attention to them waxes and wanes. There is one dream I've had since I was a small child, to write stories that many will read. I feel as if my years and years of dreaming have finally culminated in the position I have now at The Pink Paper where I'm able to do that very thing...what a blessing!
What is the dream of your life?
If you've been recently diagnosed with breast cancer or are experiencing a recurrence you may be annoyed at the question or feel it's frivolous and self indulgent, you may feel this question doesn't apply to someone who is fighting for their life, but I beg to differ. It's my belief and experience that it may be THE most important question you can ask yourself.
The focus comes back to YOU. When you're facing a challenge like cancer evaluating what has meaning for YOU is crucial for healing. My cancer experience gave me permission to stop, slow down and go within, to focus on cultivating peace within my heart. I was able to remember what my big dream had been, what my new dreams were and feel connected to a part of myself I'd lost along the way.
So...what is your dream?
'til next time,
"If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less, but to dream more, to dream all the time." -Marcel Proust