I had a dream that no one else could see.
This happens to be the case for many people. They live their lives dreaming of something they think they truly need. Or are least something their heart desires. Want versus need is a real struggle for all of us.
The dream can be anything from owning a brand new Ferrari or top of the range Mercedes Benz. The cars may be out of their price range, but they can still dream of what the soft leather seats would feel like as they slip behind the custom built steering wheel.
Others dream of jetting around the globe, flying first class, sipping French champagne in the VIP lounge before take off. And when they arrive at the next destination, staying in 5 star hotels and resorts.
They are great dreams and we are happy enough to share them with family and friends when they ask what we really want in life and the future. We can go into details of every part of what we want.
Like many people, I have dreams of new cars, a new road bike that’s worth more than my current car. I fantasise of overseas trips and travel through cities far from home while eating delicacies from the local cafes and bars.
But then there are the dreams we keep to ourselves and keep hidden in the dark depths of our minds, and only let them come to the surface when we feel the need to really dream.
These are the dreams that are so much closer to the heart. They don’t involve cars, travel or far off locations. They are the dreams our hearts not only desire, but are the very dreams that make us smile the moment we let them shine through all the grime of our daily lives.
Perhaps it’s time we let others know of our heartfelt dreams. We might be pleasantly surprised when others show us they want the same thing, but were also afraid to let their dreams.
Live life. Dream big.
With still a long road of rehabilitation ahead, I headed to the pool for another hydrotherapy session. The more the better I guess in this situation. So the physio keeps telling me.
So after an hour of pool work, it was time to hit the showers and grab a coffee before continuing with the day.
Now I would like to take this opportunity for a huge call out to the low life who stole my new ASIC runners from the Croydon AquaHub while I was showering. He also took off with my water bottle. I should be thankful my wallet, phone and watch weren’t stolen.
The other sad part to this story is I then had to get home in a pair of thongs which use in the shower. Not a great look, but they did the job.
This was one guy who an opportunity and ran with it.
Hoping Karma bites him on the arse when he is out running in my shoes.
Do we set ourselves up for heartbreak on a daily basis by showing our emotions?
With everything we do in our everyday lives, we can easily hurt ourselves, or one another. This hurt can take the form of a physical injury such as a broken bone, or even a paper cut. Then there are the injuries no one else can see.
A broken heart!
This is where the Tin Man may have had it right. He had a tin suit to protect him from physical injuries, and no heart, so there was no chance of feeling the pain of a broken heart, which in most cases hurts more than the very visible injury.
If we had the option to swap places with the Tin Man, what would we do? Continue suffering heartache on a daily basis or take the armour from and hand over our already shattered heart.
But we do need to look deep into our minds, and hearts before we the swap, and look further down the path of life.
Without true heartbreak, we may never find our lifelong partner, and even when we do, there will still be times when the sound of a shattering heart will reverberate in our minds.
Is it all worth the heartache???
With all the things we do in our lives, we are bound to make a mistake or two. Or, sometimes a lot more. We can normally let some of our mistakes slide by, while with some others, we need to fess up and take responsibility for what we’ve done.
It’s not always easy to own up to what we have done, but sometimes it’s easier in the long run to dig deep and confess. Rather than keeping it all bottled up and waiting for it to explode deep inside of us, and tearing us apart.
One of the hardest things to do is to admit to a friend or a loved one you have made a mistake that can change everything you have.
The longer it takes to admit it to yourself, and then to others you have screwed up, the harder it will be to get over it and continue making amends.
Take the plunge and own up to your mistakes. It will change your life, And hopefully for the best.