Dream Chasing

“If we meditate on a dream sufficiently long and thoroughly, if we carry it around with us and turn it over and over, something almost always comes of it.”

Carl Jung

Dream chasing goes beyond the incidental reveries that we sometimes use to escape boredom or frustration. It is active and intense. It offers hope that maybe what we’ve only imagined could actually happen.

The chase begins with creating a space for imagination. We could carry into that space some of the best or most persistent daydreams, wishes, or fantasies that come during boring meetings or long lines. Or we could acknowledge our unspoken discontent and restlessness and explore a question such as “If you could change careers without losing any income, what would you do differently? or “How would you spend your time if money was not a factor?” The idea is to articulate and focus intensely on what captivates and inspires us until it becomes more real.

When it feels right, we turn our emerging dreams into aspirations.

As our yearning for the dream to be real grows, we cultivate a vision. We can see it happening, feel the sensation of being in the flow.

The vision draws us, changes us, infuses our plans for the future with its colors.

It’s time to commit to the quest.