Why Do We Do That?

I woke up on Tuesday morning and I wondered what was going on. I had had the same dream for two days now and I was willing not to be bothered. 


Because I didn’t quite think it would come to pass. It could never come to pass, I told myself. The people involved in the dream are not like that in real life. 

But on Wednesday morning, I woke up and realized I had dreamed of something else; something I was certain could happen. I prayed immediately against it. And almost immediately, I thought: Why would I not take seriously a dream that occurred twice in row, but I would take seriously another dream that just came once? 

I thought about how silly that was. If I truly believed in the potency of most of my dreams, then I should take seriously the one that comes twice.

As I ruminated on this my behavior, I thought about how this is exactly what happens to our dreams and aspirations as human beings. 

People attend motivational sessions and inspirational conferences to hear what their hearts have been telling them time and again: Do what you love!

Too many times, when we ask ‘what do I do with my life?’, there’s usually a recurrent answer that comes to our minds in a small voice (just like my dream that came twice), but we usually ignore these things because we don’t really think they can ‘come to pass’ 

However, we would easily welcome, nurse and walk towards achieving mediocre dreams because we are sure that ‘last last’, they will be able to come to pass. 

Just why do we do that?

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