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The Courage to Dream Again
My Dream grew from seed to sapling to maturity under the glow of sun and youthful wishes. It leafed into fullness with loving crooning and tears. Then determination followed by surrender brought blossoms to the branches and the buds of fruit with the music of prayer.
And here it is finally, lush and ripe and full of the promise of satisfaction. All I have to do is stretch out a hand and pluck it. What is there to fear?
Is it the absolute knowledge that if I take it, if I reach my hand out and harvest this fruit that I have worked so hard to grow from seed, everything will be changed? Everything will be different?
Such is the nature of what I have yearned for. Such is the life I have struggled to allow. I cannot accept my dreams and gift without being ready to release all that I have at this moment. All that I have today will shift and lurch and become something different the moment I pluck this opportunity. I will never be the same. I may be better, or not. I may be stronger or wiser or more empowered. But I will never again be what I am this day… and isn’t that what I’ve always wanted?
Sometimes we rest our dreams for just a moment to catch our breath and a decade whizzes by. Sometimes we shelve our deepest yearnings for fear of judgment from self or others. Sometimes life’s struggles force us to choose survival over the stretch for joyful fulfillment.
Each time we circle back to the dream because we just can’t shake it, but it still seems like a path fraught with challenge, discomfort, even regret or shame.
Too much time has passed. Not enough resources. Too many obligations. Not enough support. What if I fail? What if I dare to hope again and it doesn’t work?
All that could be true. Know what else is true??
This time... it could work.
Courage, my friends. One more time. Your dream awaits.