In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr told the world ‘I Have A Dream’. For many, this dream sounded far from possible. However, because of Dr. King’s brave pursuit of this dream, the chance for peaceful coexistence that seemed so impossible in the 1960’s has become possible for us all today.
John F. Kennedy dreamed of sending a man to the moon. This was a dream that surpassed the imaginations of many, who deemed this dream impossible. On July 20, 1969, man took to the stars and took their first step on the moon. This opened up the minds and imaginations of those that had once doubted this momentous ambition.
Most recently, a man named Felix Baumgartner smashed the boundaries of what we had all previously considered being ‘impossible’. Felix jumped from space, free-falling 24 miles before landing safely on earth. He broke the sound barrier itself. Now, if you do not find this evidence enough that there is no such thing as a dream ‘too big’, then your dreams must be out of this world! Felix defied the universal laws and what we had until now considered to be an ‘out there’ impossibility.
Throughout history and even in our present day-to-day lives, there have and are people continually making the impossible possible.
The moving film, electricity, the women’s vote, the internet, airplanes, same-sex marriages; there have been many, many magnificent but seemingly impossible dreams that have been made possible. Made possible by the courageous and daring few who with a single dream, challenged the doubts and even resistance of others to change not only their own lives for the better but also the lives of others. It is to these people that we should be forever grateful. We should be grateful to these people not only for the lasting impact they have had on the world but most of all, for showing us that no matter how big or unusual our dreams, there is no such thing as ‘impossible’.
Do you have a dream? Of course, you do! We are all full to bursting with dreams, dreams we may have harbored since childhood, or dreams that we are yet to wake up to. Amazingly, we are all capable of realizing these dreams. Want to know why? Because somebody before you probably already has. Or came close. If they haven’t? Well, there is a first time for everything!
Find a lover with whom you can explore the world, have children, start up your own bookshop, go professional in football, make that £1000000 check or fly to the moon! You are a limitless being. Your experiences in life are entirely of your making, so surely they should be made their absolute very best?
In your very darkest moments of fear, perhaps when nothing seems possible or you find yourself tittering on the edge between action and inaction, ask yourself:
The answer should always be a big, resounding YES. Use this as proof to give you the courage to pursue the things that you had until now, written off as ‘impossible’ for you.
Give yourself permission to dream the impossible dream. Whatever experiences, people, places or pursuits you have until now been too afraid or ashamed or cautious to seek, start seeking them out today!
As you know, to create something in our reality we must be able to first create it in our mind’s eye. So go ahead, spend some time living in your dreams. Imagine in detail what living out your wildest dreams feels, sounds, tastes and smells like. Explore the many overwhelming sensations and emotions that living this dream brings out in you. How does it feel? Freeing, powerful, comforting, ecstatic?
Follow your bliss and your life can be transformed for the better. And who knows, realizing your dream may help others to realize theirs.
Imagine there was no tomorrow. Could you feel satisfied, knowing that you had never reached for your dreams? It doesn't matter if your current circumstances are not perfect. Start with what you have now and have faith that it is more than enough.
Last but not least, try to remember that no dream is ever solely about the destination, it is about the journey too! Stay present and enjoy every moment in the build-up to achieving your dream. Every dream is a continual work-in-progress; the ‘dream’ itself should be about continual action towards total fulfillment and your highest happiness.
Making the impossible possible is about being true to your life’s happiness and the higher calling within you. You never know, you may find a different, more brilliant dream on your way.