ENCOURAGEMENT FOR TODAY- Be Careful of Dream Stealers
One by one, our dreams are stolen through people who project their own pain and frustrations onto the ears and lives of others. People who are dream stealers live as land dwellers only seeing what is in front of them. Often they will wait until a dreamer or visionary has paved the way so they can walk a road that has already been made smooth.
They see through the limited eyes of the obtainable and only trust in what they believe they can control. If a risk is required, they choose safety. If trust is required, they choose control. If imagination is required, they choose what is common and known. If hope is required, they choose to settle. Their world is often limited because their hope is also limited.
People who are dream stealers are not bad people or even mean people. They are simply limited in their view of what is possible and in turn impose that limitation on others. Often they are not dream stealers because they intend to be but because they are hurt in some way. Their hurt in turn hurts others. This does not justify their actions, just offers understanding.
Regardless of the people who act as dream stealers in our lives, the choice always remains with us as to whether we will allow them to stop or hinder our dreams. All too often, we allow them consciously and subconsciously to thwart our dreams, our desires, our goals and movement toward a life that matters.
What is your dream?
Dream Madly, Pursue Wildly, Trust Completely
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