There have been so many times in my life where I could barely breathe thinking about the big dream I had.
I was often afraid to even consider the possibility of the dream coming true.
I was sure that following my dreams would only end with disappointment. AND I had many disappointments along my path, so the evidence seemed to indicate more of the same.
It wasn’t too long ago...
when I realized that I had been conditioned to believe that it was “safer” (read: less disappointing) to simply allow the dream to die instead of following my heart wherever it might lead me.
I was carrying a story with me that all hopes and dreams led to heartbreak.
“Don’t get your hopes up!”
This was something I had heard often.
as I started to recognize this limiting belief, I wondered how many adventures, opportunities or successes I had missed out on while trying to protect my heart from the pain of not seeing my dreams come to fruition.
I wondered what I had really saved myself from anyways.
The heart knows what it wants and when we deny our dreams (for whatever reason) we create circumstance that bring more disappointment (and regret) not less.
While I understand that not all of my dreams will come true
At least not in the way that I envision them to be, I’m no longer willing to let a dream die simply because I’m afraid of what might happen if I dare to take a chance.
And not only that, I’m making space for those dreams to be BIGGER than I can even imagine!