At the foot of Mt. Shasta, October 26, 2011: Today I found an inspiring micro-story on Shafin de Zane’s facebook account. I’m reprinting it here. Maybe you’ll enjoy it too …
I had a dream once and it caught a horrible disease: disbelief. It almost died for I knew no cure, but somehow survived, it was a strong dream. Yet many others have died, especially the ones that I had when I was little. And
Today I know dreams are powerful things. They can change the world and heal the dead. But you have to protect it when its little from that horrible thing called disbelief. It’s an awfully contagious virus that is spread by other people.
If you have a dream, you got to protect it from people who got the disbelief virus. Those who got the virus don’t believe they can do something and so to feel better when they tell you YOU can’t do it either. They don’t mean it, they simply got the disbelief virus. They can’t see the awesome power of your dream. They don’t realize that the moment you have dreamed it, the Universe began orchestrating the manifestation of it. If it’s real in your mind, it’ll just take a little time for it to be visible to others.
If you got a dream, protect it. Nurture it with music, poetry, stories and books that inspire, food and daily care, focus and perseverance… like a child. We wait 9 months for a child to be ready to come out in the world, 9 more years for the child to speak logically, and 9 years more to become a mature adult ready to serve the world. Dreams become ready to serve with a lot less work and a whole lot faster. But you have to give it some time… and protect it from the virus called disbelief.
The moment you have a dream and believe in it, it begins to grow. The longer you believe, the bigger it grows. The more you feed it love and action, the faster it grows. And one day, before you know it, its a real thing that is so big, so beautiful, so powerful, so amazing… that it takes your breath away!
And you wonder: is it that same little dream? The one that was just a tiny little thought one day, a sliver of an inspiration, as you thought to yourself “Hmm… Maybe one day I could…”
[reprinted from http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150301827746014]
[Shafin de Zane’s facebook account is worth subscribing: http://www.facebook.com/kingdom.of.god]