When my alarm went off Wednesday morning, I was right at that crucial point in my dream where things could go either way. Good or bad. Life or death. That crossroads moment where you are either going to die or come out victorious, flying across the sky of your dream.
In my dream I was camping with family and friends and it was time to pack up camp and head home. I was going around our campsite collecting my stuff. I had one more pile of things in the bushes, where a bear was hiding out.
I was deciding whether I should just leave my stuff or go for it, when a friend, and fellow camper handed me something. Whatever he was handing me was the key to getting my stuff in the bushes safely from the hibernating bear.
I felt mostly calm, but also extremely scared. What if the bear woke up from his peaceful slumber?
That is life, we don’t know what is in the bushes or if the bear will wake up do we?
We are given all we need along the way to reach our dreams and yet we still resist moving forward. We cling to the fear like it is our life boat when in reality it is drowning our potential. And this is where I love what Steven Pressfield says in The War of Art and Do the Work, Creative work is …a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.
Pressfield talks about us all having a purpose and the war of resistance being a persistent bugger. He says we need to be warriors to fight the dragon, resistance. These dreams we have aren’t just fantastical fluff, they are why we are here.
With just a bit of faith we can discover we have all we need and the bear in the bushes is just our imagination, another excuse to not moving forward. And if we choose to fight the bear we can fly high across the sky of our lives.
by J.G. McGlothern