My He(ART)-Full Life

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged
bird that cannot fly."
                     Langston Hughes

One of the things I really love about this creative community is that we are rich with dreams...Dreams of things we want to accomplish, who we would like to evolve into and what we want to build. What are some of your deepest dreams...things that may seem so impossible and hard to believe that we stop dreaming altogether? Do you want to learn how to paint, write a bestseller, run for public office, volunteer in  a soup kitchen...start up a soup kitchen? Maybe spend more quality time with your family...take up scrapbooking or knitting? Here's the thing...No dream is too big...or too small. It is when we listen to our little whispers (or shouts) that we give our dreams the fuel it needs to take shape. There are some small steps you can take today to give your dreams space to breathe and grow and flourish. Maybe sign up for an art class...or claim a space  in your home to do your creative work...or research the business end of things. Write in your journal...confide in a trusted person about your dreams...lay claim to these winged thoughts called dreams. Even the boldest of actions start with a dream...what are some of the things you dream of?


risa said...

I love Langston Hughes...that is one of my favorite poems! Nice way to lead into your post!

scrapwordsmom said...

Soraya, I have been thinking about dreams non-stop. On Monday something kind of miraculous happened to me. Well, maybe miraculous is too big of a word...but I had sort of an awakening to one of my dreams...and while it was very exciting it has also unsettled me a bit. I plan on sharing in a post soon!!!

As always I LOVE your thoughts...your ideas...keep them coming!!


Anonymous said...

Realising little dreams lead to the big ones, that's what I have learned, I am getting better at it all the time...gotta keep on dreaming, just like breathing. I do want to take my kids to spend a day at a soup kitchen, how did you know? And one huge dream of mine is to be healthy and physically strong enough to be able to make all the other dreams true.

ArtPropelled said...

At the moment I'm dreaming of travel. Not that I will be travelling any time soon but dreaming of Ethiopia, Morocco, Egypt and to spend a few weeks in London again would be wonderful...... and Italy, India, New York ..... and closer to home ...Cape Town.