Dream Into It… the Open Door… La Porte Ouverte.
After about nine months of fiddling, it’s time to begin releasing the Dream Into It Workbook and Manual. Thank you to all who have encouraged and advised me along the way. Here we go, then… the Introduction:
Let’s say that you and I have finished the day’s work and we’re headed home. Our cars are right next to one another in the parking lot, so we have paused there, on this beautiful spring day, talking a bit before we go.
Our attention is drawn to an elderly man on the corner. He is standing almost into the traffic, looking one way, then the other. He takes a few steps south, but then turns back north. Concerned, we go over to see if there’s something we can do for him. The conversation goes like this…
“May we help you, sir?”
“Got me,” says the old timer.
“Where are you headed?”
“Well, what are you up to in the first place? What are you trying to do?”
“Can’t tell you,” he mumbles, shaking his head, “I’m really not sure about that.”
“Sir, who are you?”
With tears in his eyes, he whispers, “I wish I knew what to say, but I can’t remember much of anything at all.”
What do you think we should do? We couldn’t just walk away and leave him there. We would have to help him, wouldn’t we? After all, the chances that the poor guy would end up getting run over by a truck seem pretty good.
The old man needs clarity and direction, doesn’t he?
So do we.
Stop and think for a moment: How is your own grip on who you are and where you want to go? Have you thought about your deepest desires—your Dream—at all lately?
Most of us are too busy to even notice that something is missing. We have learned to accept “good enough.” We are consigned to showing up when we are supposed to show up, going home when we’re supposed to go home, and just going through the motions… day after day after day.
But it doesn’t have to be that way…