September 01, 2010

Defining Definitions


One definition of the word “addiction” is an abnormal craving. By this measurement, I confess that I am addicted.... to encouraging people in pursuing their dream. Whether it’s watching a student’s face glisten at choice words during my art class or receiving feedback over something I’ve created. I am addicted. This is my bliss. 
      Joyce Ann Cuffee-Bonilla and husband are regulars at 'open studio". She's a writer and I'm     privileged that my art has encouraged her.
My intention in blogging is to use it encouragement. To that end I am  beginning to write about a super book Put Your Dream to the Test - by JohnMaxwell. Here’s the plan. I’ll pluck out bite size portions of the text and offer my thoughts in response. Hopefully, you will be inspired to share your thoughts as well!
Maxwell: “A dream is an inspiring picture of the future that energizes your mind, will, and emotion, empowering you to do everything you can to achieve it.”
      This favorite from the "Dream Series" was recently purchased but prints are available. Just click the title here: The Dream Bearer

 It’s my observation that the folks who are carriers of a dream possess a certain inner spark. It’s like they have a “lightening bug in the jar of their heart.” I think his definition of a dream being an “inspiring picture that energizes” is so true, don’t you? It’s as if the dream propels the person forward - as if it possesses a life force of it’s own. I don’t intend to sound etherial. I’m just making an observation. Those individuals I know who carry a dram seem to have swallowed an “Energizer Bunny”. They just keep going...and going....and going!

 How would you define a “dream”? How do you distinguish between someone who’s compelled by their dream as opposed to simply entertaining wistful thinking? Tell me what you think.

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