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Quotes for October 19, 2012 — A “Twofer”

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the Life you have imagined.


Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.


–Henry David Thoreau



Quotation for 10-17-2012

The world is all gates, all opportunities.


–Ralph Waldo Emerson



Quotes from Reader 400Daystil40

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. ~ T.E. Lawrence

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. ~ Albert Schweitzer

Great sentiments! I borrowed them from posts at http://400daystil40.wordpress.com/


Dream Smasher

What is it about  people who seem bent on smashing the dreams of others?

Author Bob O’Connor says, “Don’t let anyone destroy your dreams.”  The fact that he has to warn his listeners argues the existence of Dream Smashers.

The native peoples of North America fashioned willow hoops and wove webs inside the circle to simulate spider webs.  These dream catchers were created by elders and used to protect the vulnerable.  In the native cultures, the community worked together to promote good for all.

Wisegeek.com reports “Faith in the Great Spirit causes the dream catcher to hold not only good dreams, but also good visions, ideas and opportunities to help people achieve their ideals and goals. Therefore, dream catchers are not just for sleeping, but totems believed by some to concentrate good energy and neutralize negative energy.”

The native peoples ingrained Dream Building into their culture and social fabric.

So which are you? Dream Builder or Dream Smasher.