Make a wish.
Close your eyes, look into your soul.
And, make a wish.
Find you dreams, within yourself,
and make a wish.
Make a wish.
For your life depends on it.
Make it beautiful, make it yours.
For what you wish for,
Make a wish.
Have a dream.
Get up, go out and give everything to it.
For through your dreams,
your charm, your wisdom, and your essence,
I am a dreamer. I dream about my life all the time; sometimes they are big dreams (I won’t reveal it here) and sometimes they are small (getting my own apartment), some are very important (settling into a very beautiful and stable life before getting married), while some are very silly (ordering food without looking at the price). Maybe, some day, I will talk about my very important dreams. But today, I want to talk about my silly dreams.
I found a word for it – vorfreude. It means joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures. There are some key words, if you notice – anticipation, imagining and pleasures. Let’s look at them one by one.
- Pleasures – My dreams are made up of all the good things that should happen to me. Life gives you enough woes to worry about, but dreams are my happy place. When things are not going too well for me, I lie down, close my eyes and imagine the small and silly dreams I have for my future. I instantly feel happy and positive. This might sound over-fetched or impossible, but it works for me, every time.
- Imagining – I believe that imaginations are a beautiful phenomenon. I feel bad for those who do not have a crazy imagination. The truth is, dreams are imaginations made to become a reality. I have these crazy imaginations of the life I want to lead, and my dreams are fashioned out these imaginations. I think the silliest yet the most colourful dreams are created out of our imaginations.
- Anticipation – People often confuse anticipation with anxiety. They think anticipation is a negative thing. The truth is, anticipation is the reason we are alive. I have a strong belief that people are alive because they look forward to various events and moments in life, and they want to live them. Anticipation is, in fact, the most beautiful thing. It makes you wanna live, it makes you want to grow. Dreams are anticipation on a much larger scale. So, anticipate and anticipate.
I’ve written much on my dreams, and how dreams make who I am. I am a hopeless dreamer, and if you ate not convinced enough, here is solid evidence: my blog is called “Weird and Wonderful – Story of a Dreamer”.
You can check these blog posts here.
In response to Anticipation.
Lately, the world has tumbled into chaos. Negativity is all around, and sometimes you forget that there is love in this world. There is happiness in every corner waiting to be spread. There is love, and compassion, and affection hidden beneath the worst of us. We just need to bring them out. We must let the love inside us to elicit happiness.
Laugh. Smile. Cry. Emotions are important. Emotional people are the best people – they don’t know how to express themselves any better, but they are pure. They do things which evoke feelings inside everyone around them. Unlike cold, indifferent ones, who try to put away their emotions. Be so emotional that you elicit emotions from them.
Paint. Dance. Write. Be artistic. Paint even if you draw a lion which looks like a cat, or sing even if you sound uproarious. Art is the reason why many of us is even alive. We feel alive just enjoying someone else’s art – painting, music, or dance. Imagine the ecstasy when you do those yourself. You feel high, you feel live. Elicit art from even the dreariest.
Hug. Kiss. Hold. Love. Enjoy the virtues of endearment and intimacy. Enjoy the love that others give you. Give others some love when they need it the most (and even if they don’t need it!). Love is a phenomenon which defies all logic and can do wonders in life. There is nothing more important that doing something which you and everyone around feel loved.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
– Maya Angelou
So, do things which will elicit love, and ecstasy, and emotions. Make the world a better place.
In response to Elicit.