The aches on my legs must have caused me to go into a deep slumber and strangely I had dreams of attending a party of sort, there were many people , all dressed up, some familiar faces like ex-colleagues and bosses, a happy occassion.
It was said that God gave visions to men in dreams and I am curious what does this dream means...........
I did the usual sending kids to school and had my breakfast. But thereafter, I went for a nice morning walk instead of heading straight home. We spent many hours trying to accumulate material things in our lives - money, status, power, fame, etc and then wishing someday we can retire in a nice place to do what I am doing this morning. Why can't we do it now instead of postponing our dream? Too much resistance, I supposed?
I was reading Dr Robert Schuller book - Success is never failing and in one chapter he mentioned, courage is integrity. It is about being honest with oneself and having the dare, being bold to face up to the challenges despite the lingering fear. That is courage!
It dwells upon me we all need a healthy dosage of courage each day to fight the battles in our lives - those who need physical and mental healing, finding a hope, reason to live on for another day. I say our lives are far too precious to spend in those negative territory. Shut this door , lock it up forever and stay away from it as much as possible. Continue, no matter what , stay in the positive light, positive people and positive news to surround yourself with hope, love and compassion. Let these drown out your toxicity within. A replacement not elimination as some would think about changing bad habits. They think of reducing the weight and no. of cigarettes to smoke, but when the real thing they should be focusing is the new goals in their life.
It is akin to climbing a flight of stairs. One has to let go of the first step before the foot can step onto the second, the third and so on and so forth. Without letting go, there is no way one can move in the direction one wish to advance.
This paragraph has just given me an article to write to the press, thank God !