10 Jun Dream Big
If you are into spirituality, positive thinking, new age concepts or follow the words of some great achievers, you would have invariable heard the words or the advice to, “Dream Big”.
Now it’s one thing to “Dream Big” and yet another thing to let your “Dream become bigger than YOU”. Very often I have seen people do things or admit to things they have done on account of being so over focussed on their goal that they lost sight of their humanity. In other words, in pursuit of their goal- they became so driven by their thoughts that their heart took the back seat.
I remember a while ago seeing an article in which a couple from Maryland came under fire for a YouTube Prank on their kids. The parents were facing 10 years in prison. Apparently the family started posting videos as something they did together and the children were excited. In order to get more views they went for more shock value. They had eventually lost sight of what they were doing and that their behaviour constituted as abusive. This may well be another case of pursuing a goal or “Dreaming Big” but not realising that you have allowed “Your Dream” to become bigger than “YOU”.
I used to watch shows like ‘Australian Idol’, ‘So you think you can Dance’ and ‘The Voice’- you know the shows that searched for unrecognised talent in the community, in an effort to provide opportunity to someone whose circumstances may have never presented one. Well at least that’s the way it was marketed. Very often they would question the contestants on the strength of their desire to win. I can even recall in a toss-up between two dances on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, the judge chose one contestant over another because when asked, “How much he wanted the Title?” his answer conveyed that he would do ASOLUTELY ANYTHING. I remember thinking about, “the transcendent dimension” of this decision.
What I did notice, however, was that no matter how many times I heard Judges say that “ego” is important in their industry- when put to public vote, it was always the most humble talent that won. Yes, they could sing or dance or both, however, they weren’t always the best singer or dancer. Incidentally, I did notice that they were always the most likeable or the most humble.
The notion of losing sight of our heart when we are Dreaming Big helps illustrate how easily we can turn our actions into abhorrent behaviour. The main point of this Post is, however, that we should strive to think with our hearts, everyday- not just whilst we are on our roads to our dreams or achievements.
No achievement on this planet is worth or justifies to me the mistreating or abhorrent treatment of other living beings. If you have to tread on others to get there, then go a different way, so to speak.
In my book, “The Spiritual Dimension”, I talk about the notion of “thinking with our hearts”.
If we put our “egos” in the back seat and let our “hearts” do the driving, then we are on our road to a happier state of being, and a happier world
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