Photo credit: Ann Simonson
To the dream-stealers,
We believed you for many years.
Our hearts sank and our shoulders slumped as what you believed was (im)possible formed our own prison walls. We *almost* accepted that the dreams we held so close to our hearts were… Unrealistic. Risky. For them, not us. Flat out fantasy.
Because you’re very convincing. And you’re everywhere. You tell us to get our head out of the clouds. Sometimes with harsh words. Sometimes with a teasing laugh. Sometimes with a pep-talk and a dose of well-intended advice.
Sometimes it’s just a look in your eyes. Is it judgement? Worse; pity? It’s masked with a smile, but we see it. And it cuts straight to our heart.
After all, you’ve seen us try and fail before. It’s embarrassing. Spirit-deflating.
What makes us think this time could be different? Maybe we are living in fantasy. Delusional. Destined to be a dreamer that never quite makes it. Maybe we just. don’t. have. what. it. takes.
We believed you.
But here’s the truth…
We do have dreams, but we are not dreamers.
We are possibility seers – expanders of what is and what can be. We are healers – leading a new way of being and thinking. We are entrepreneurs – creators of what’s invisible today, yet which will change the world tomorrow.
We’re here on a mission.
We have big work to do.
So big – so important – it hurts our spirit not to do it.
That’s why – even amidst your doubts – we continue to get up, even after a bad fall. That’s why we choose to follow desire rather than should. That’s why we pursue our dreams no matter what.
You can join us if you want. Or, you can continue to laugh, scold, and pity us for believing in what you know is (im)possible.
In the meantime, we’ll just go about Seeing. Healing. Creating. We’ll just go and do it.