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Sunday, March 20, 2011

To Dream The Impossible Dream...?

After listening to El at TruthPassionJoy.com I want to make a lis, a list of dreams, a list of things I want.

Why is it so hard for me?

The past couple of months have been so full of pain (physical too) and self-doubt, that everything I thought was true for me suddenly wasn't there anymore. My goal /dream of becoming a therapist, even believing in my ability to write, went down the drain, hence the long absence from this blog.

 I experienced panic becoming the main feeling I was walking around with.

I have so many abilities.
I can sing
I can write
I can photograph
I can listen and empathize
I have fantastic hands, for making things and for soothing, people say my touch is great.
I love the internet and can use some of it's tools, though there is always more to learn...
I'm wonderful with babies and people...

But what about my list?
what about my dreams?
Well, what?
I want to FEEL the feeling of wanting with all my heart. Not what my parents or sibling wanted for me, not my children's wants, my own.

When was the last time I really WANTED, trying to find it somewhere in my life.
Does it have to be big? Can it be made of tiny wants? When I think about food for example, what kind do I love? Can I feel it coming from my belly? Food and wanting seem to go together...

And  SO WHAT if I know (or speculate) that it started when I was a tiny infant and didn't get my needs met at the right time and got disconnected from my own impulse. How does that knowing help me now? How can I NOW start again, gradually to dream, to want, to train this muscle of wanting, dreaming dreams so I can finally make this list, be convinced of it, and start to implement it.

Looks like the answer is in the question. Gradually....slowly with patience, with love, gently, like I would do with my babies...

I start again


  1. Loved to read this. Yes, there is no better time to start than the present moment. It's amazing how many of our dreams can get lost when we lose sight of our Self. Though having been through physical pain in November and December I know you do need to take care of that first. I started putting together what we call in the US 'the bucket list' of 100 things I want to do before I die. I'm not sure how many I will check off but at least I can get reminded when I sometimes lose my way.

  2. Shannon thanks for this! I like the idea that a list can serve as a reminder when you lose your way...it's so easy to get distracted, isn't it? That's my experience.
    One thing is for sure: I love to write and now the "ice" is broken, I hope to keep it up, lists posts, the lot! Thanks again!