I was taking a walk yesterday. It’s important for me in my busy schedule to make time to walk- and more importantly walk barefoot in the grass. Nothing grounds me faster and sucks out any hectic emotionality.
I was reflecting on my lunch earlier that day with a dear friend. We were discussing the importance of dreaming and how even when you find yourself having created the life of your dreams…that suddenly you realize it doesn’t stop there…our life, our dreamscape is always changing. It can be terrifying how powerful we are, how powerful our visions can be. And to see what the underlying motivations are with our visions – is it fear, need for security, need to liked/loved/adored, the need for something to not move or change. And the important question- what does the heart want?
As I’ve gotten older my dreams are simpler and deeper. I spend my time encouraging others to follow their path. It’s interesting to reflect now for myself- what am I dreaming? The quote that sparks this for- and has sparked me through my late teens and early 20s when I took off for West Africa, Peru, Japan, Thailand, Spain, and Bali-different yearnings and curiosities driving me…is this from Joseph Campbell :
“A bit of advice given to a young Native American at the time of his initiation: As you go the way of life, you will see a great chasm. Jump. It is not as wide as you think.”
We are always getting initiated in this life- the love initiation, the death initiation, the womanhood and manhood, the birth, the passion, the loss initiation. The grace. Being here in this interdimensional reality is a risk. Being alive is risky. So are you ready to jump? What’s your soul calling, your heart yearning? What are you willing to risk for? What questions are you being asked now by life? Dreaming, I believe, keeps us young.