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Anchor Your Dream

Updated on December 16, 2011
Hot air balloon at the Safari Wild Animal Park.
Hot air balloon at the Safari Wild Animal Park.

Do you ever find yourself

drifting from your shore,

wondering where it is

you are supposed to be?

Why do we cling to the safe side,

never allowing ourselves

to experience the unknown?

Are we terrified of what others may think?

All the time watching our dreams

sink into obscurity.

Take a chance.

Make a leap.

Or do you prefer to hide behind your pride?

Life awaits your answer.

Rediscover yourself.

It’s time to anchor your dreams.

© 2010 Terry Fatland

Gary Wright - Dream Weaver

New Radicals - You Get What You Give

Further Thoughts about Dreams

I find it rather interesting how we are inspired in hearing stories of people making their dreams a reality. Many are touched, and some are even moved to tears. But when it comes to our own dreams, we push them away from our reality. Many say:

“Dreams don’t come true. What am I fooling? Only in fairy tales and Hollywood films do they happen.”

Hogwash. You are a powerful creator that is here to do great things. Never for a second believe you are less than that.

What inspires you? What motivates you? Your heart is a wonderful compass for pointing you in the right direction. The late Joseph Campbell said it beautifully:

“Follow your bliss.”

If you follow your ego, you will be led astray. You will be very unhappy. Your enthusiasm and passion for life is what it’s all about. Check out the word enthusiasm.

Here is what had to say about this interesting word: “The source of the word [enthusiasm] is the Greek word enthousiasmos, which ultimately comes from the adjective entheo, ‘having the god within,’ formed from en, ‘in, within,’ and theos, ‘god.’”

Therefore, when we are enthusiastic we are allowing God, the Universe, the Source, or whatever name you want to give it, to flow through you. I strongly believe that when you are in the high frequency states, such as love, joy, passion, enthusiasm, you are in alignment with the Universe. Great and magical things happen when you are in these high vibrational states.

Step from your comfort zone and follow your heart. We have dreams for a reason. And as the great songwriter Sting has so eloquently stated:

“Let your soul be your pilot.”


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      Terry Fatland 6 years ago from Southern California

      You are welcome Coolmon. It's my pleasure to share my work with others.

      I'm glad you enjoyed the poem as well as the pictures. I love taking pictures, especially of nature.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      Beautiful poem and I like your selection of images too, thanks for sharing.

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      Terry Fatland 6 years ago from Southern California

      Vinaya, welcome my fellow Dreamer. It is nice to meet other Dreamers.

      Thank you for your lovely comment.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      I'm a dreamer. Your poem is very beautiful.

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      Terry Fatland 6 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Little Light for the kind words. I appreciate your comment.

      Powerful words, Little Light: "Chase the dream and don't let it go." Love it.

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      Lilly May Rose 6 years ago from Australia

      Just beautiful. Chase the dream and don't let it go I say. Sometimes that's so hard to remember, but if we can, it will all be worth it.

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      Terry Fatland 6 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks mljdgulley. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. It's my pleasure to share this with others.

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      mljdgulley354 6 years ago

      Your poem is beautiful and inspiring. You have captured the essence of what it takes to be a good writer or a success in life period. Thank you for sharing this piece