Believe In The Power of Daydreams
Then turn those daydreams into reality!
These days, our lives are filled with information. Maybe too much of it. Every second of the day we open up wide and words and images are shoveled in. This information tsunami fills up a lot of space set aside for daydreams.
What we do then, I suspect, is a massive amount of filtering. Every meme, article, news clip and sound bite goes down a giant conveyor belt inside your head where the sorting team goes through the whole lot, cataloging what will be thought about immediately, and what will get filed away to wake you up at 3 am on a Tuesday six months from now.
And the rest? Well, a large majority of it probably goes out through the ear-hole garbage chute. Space is the ultimate commodity in Brainville.
Go after what you really want
Don’t ask why? Ask why not?
Knowing that we’re on full-tilt information overload, it is interesting to see what ideas stick over time.
Which of the farfetched daydreams will come to fruition? What unconscious machinations will you employ to keep something simmering until it can reach full boil?
Time and memory are at work and often we don’t even know it. The answers reveal themselves at a later date.
One of the great things about keeping a blog is that you get to re-read what you were thinking in the past and perhaps pinpoint the spark that ultimately ignited. I love that.
In 2015, I fulfilled a daydream when I visited the Gemini Giant muffler man in Wilmington, Illinois. I don’t have any superpowers or special ability. The only thing I ever do is recognize that the happiness I will feel is worth the effort.
Now, to some people, this particular daydream might be dumb. You rode your motorcycle more than 900 miles to see THAT? But each day we’re all on a personal journey that reaches far beyond what the 3-dimensional clings to. Shiny green fiberglass was much more than just shiny green fiberglass.
Keep dreaming, keep doing, keep adventuring. Your life depends on it.
7 Replies to “Believe In The Power of Daydreams”
Wait, I thought for sure you were going to tell us when/how the Oklahoma whale dream started. I mean, OK isn’t exactly close to NY, know what I’m sayin’?
I am – next one
Thanks Rachael, I needed that.
Thank YOU for reading, David. Now get out there and have some fun! 🙂
So true. I use my blog partly as an autobiography and when I re-read it, I’m stunned at insights I get into myself and my journey. Being able to look back at different stages of our development is enlightening.
Isn’t it fascinating? I’m sure you as a long-time blogger too must go back and read stuff and think – did i really think/say/do that?!
So true, I don’t blog in part because of the nature of my job – but I really enjoy reading yours and I love following you on Instagram. It’s really, really awesome to read about other chicks who love riding as much as I do.
I went to visit the RevZilla showroom on Saturday, and it’s all thanks to your posts about going, which I came across looking up information on the showroom. I didn’t even know that there was a showroom to visit.
You never know where a motorcycle will take you. You just see and experience so many things that you can’t from a car.