In the song "The River", Bruce Springsteen asks, "is a dream a lie if it don't come true, or it something worse?" I dream of publishing a successful book and have been sending queries out to agents for over ten years. At times I give up, then I try again. Are some dreams just not meant to be? Are they signs that we are destined for a different direction, or should we never give up on a dream? Do you have an unfulfilled dream? Do you believe it will come true? I would love your thoughts!
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I thought of this poem after I posted my question! Reading it now, I don't think we should defer our dreams! Giving up on them makes them fester!! Thanks so much for sharing.
whonunuwho, I'm referring to wishes and goals rather than dreams while sleeping. I like that you say to try to realize our dreams is a wonderful goal in life. Maybe it is about "striving onward" and "not giving up", whether or not it comes true.
Have you been to he library and checked out publishers books, asked help from other folks who had a book published, or go on the net to ask?
Very thought-provoking. Are you speaking of dreams when we sleep? My question is about our goals and wishes. But it's still interesting!
I like this, lone77star! Very hopeful and inspiring!
Thank you Ricksen Winardhi! I like your metal detector analogy--makes me wonder if I am looking in the wrong spot for my dream??? Great ideas to ponder!
I love "soul travel with your spirit". I definitely feel I have a calling with writing but do wonder why success eludes me. What is this dream telling me? Thanks Edhan!
I LOVE this answer, miakouna! You are right, dreams give us drive in our lives. I also love that you said you will that you will spend the rest of your life trying to make your dreams a reality. What inspiration! Congrats on your Master's, too!
Good ideas, Giddy Geezer! I am keeping the dream alive by writing here on HubPages. I like the ideas of "sideroads" on a journey. It is exciting to think of where a dream will lead...a much more inspiring way to look at a dream as yet unfulfilled.
Answer: An unfulfilled dream. What's yours g-girl?
Hi manatita. My dream is to be a successful writer. I'm still trying to figure out why it's not happening for me, although this forum is encouraging me to keep trying!
Thank you shivanchirakkal! Beautiful answer. Makes me want to keep my dream alive!
Thanks Glasso. I will check out that link and not give up. I like your take on dreams, too!
I'm so glad you believe in them, moutushimakka! I do, too!
Thanks Garifalia! I read Jack Canfield, not sure if I've read Success Principles. I'll check out those links. You inspire me to keep trying--but sometimes I wonder if unfulfilled dreams are signs pointing us elsewhere, maybe somewhere better even?
Now there's a point worth considering!!!!! I had forever tried to write a novel, but I couldn't get passed the first two chapters. After years of dead-end effort I wound up here. I can't say that your dream isn't meant to be, that's your decision.
There is the whole "attachment to the outcome" thing. I know when I "let go" of things, that's when good things come to me. But I find it hard to let this one go...lots to think about!