Dreams are never easy…


“Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

On the whole, we make an effort to live and work together in harmony.   Most of us avoid conflict, especially with those with whom we are closely associated.  We are conditioned to conduct ourselves within an established range of behaviours.   Even so, we are taught to “dream big.”  Sometimes these dreams may diverge with those in our well-meaning communities.

Dreams are never easy, yet they belong to us. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley once said, “My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed – my dearest pleasure when free.”

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.  Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

Carl Jung


Published by Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

20 thoughts on “Dreams are never easy…

    1. Dreams and reality must have a connecting mechanism. Somehow, “hard work,” “tenacity,” and “determination” have something to do with it. I agree wholeheartedly – it’s hard to keep everyone happy.


  1. That’s so true that we are taught to both dream big and yet conform to “normal” dreams. Where would we be without the big dreams of non-comformists?


    1. As I was reading your comments, I thought of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Even today, her thoughts on women’s right would be considered radical to some people. You are so right – where would we be without our marvelously brave non-conformists?

      “I thought that the chief thing to be done in order to equal boys was to be learned and courageous. So I decided to study Greek and learn to manage a horse.” Elizabeth Cady Stanton


  2. I love the Carl Jung quote and the idea while our dreams are important, maybe they are just scratching the surface of where true introspection can lead. Thank you for encouraging a bit of deeper thought in my days filled with all things age 11 and under. And a side note, the photo is just beautiful.


    1. Thank you so much for your comments! I am so enjoying following your blog and hearing about your days that are filled with all things age 11 and under. Children have a great enthusiasm for life.

      “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
      ― Albert Einstein


  3. Beautiful words…that quote by Carl Jung is amazing and true

    I agree with you why do we do it we avoid conflict
    specially with our families and to make them happy
    but we are not happy, not following our true calling
    our biggest dreams, yet we become conformists dreaming big.


    “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
    ― Paulo Coelho, Alchemist

    sweet dreams…If is night there 😉


    1. I so enjoyed reading the Alchemist! A wonderful quote that acts as a benediction to this post.

      “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
      ― Paulo Coelho, Alchemist


  4. Dreams–I hope we all have positive ones. Sometimes dreams have a way of growing or changing. Growing the dreams is good even re-adjusting the dreams may be good. Change is sometimes necessary.


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