My name is Wayne W. Smith and this blog contains my musings related to higher education, tourism and anything else that comes to mind. I invite you to scroll down and laugh where appropriate, cry when necessary but always remember to consider the source.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Friendship Friday - Dream Edition
This week our most gracious hostess have given us the topic of dreams to write about...
FYI - I wrote a bit about this topic last week as part of another great hop - Thursday Pondering with Brenda.
I have always said that dreams are an insight into one's consciousness. They allow us to see within ourselves to reveal what often we do not want to readily admit to ourselves when awake. I look at dreams as a tool to understanding where my heart truly lies. They reflect our soul and give us insight and direction.
My dreams reveal my inner most thoughts and desires. In them I am a greater leader, a fighter for the rights of those who can not fight for themselves. In my dreams, I am an innovator, an inspiration and a seeker of truth. In reality this is what I wish I could be and can be if I am open to learning and have my eyes open to opportunity. These are my positives that along with an open mind and a willingness to grow that these are a path to happiness. Dreams also reveal the side of me I do not want to admit in the light. My dreams reveal that I am often conceited to hide my fears of failure. My dreams reveal insecurity. They demonstrate to me that I need to listen more and talk less. That I can not be the perfect parent, professor, person even if I wish that I was. I can not be all things to all people and I need to accept that. They show me that failure is a teaching tool and that to grow and achieve my goals, I need to take calculated risks. Further, my dreams illustrate the feelings that I often suppress. They show me how I hide much in an attempt to show strength when in reality the suppression of them is a weakness.
The summary of my dreams shows me the truth. They reveal a path to happiness that if I truly listen to and heed will lead me to a place where I want to be.