Thursday, 31 January 2013
Dreamer, nothing but a dreamer
As I sit here with a mug of coffee, black, two sugars, stirred anti-clockwise (it improves the flavour) my mind wanders off. I'm not concerned, It's nothing unusual. It does that sometimes but it never strays far and it always comes back.
My mind is thinking of a hundred, a thousand, things at once. I get a bit of a glazed look on my face (not good when driving) and some people look at me and ask 'What ARE you thinking?' or the classic one; 'Penny for them!' A penny? They are worth more than that! People who really know me take no notice. They just wait to find out what direction I am now going to go in thanks to the thought.
I am a dreamer. A Day Dreamer. I think deeply and day dream. There is nothing wrong with that.
We have voices in our heads that tell us to do things. That is called THINKING. Part of my training program means I ask groups of people 'Do you have a voice in your head that tells you to do things?' A few people sit there and look at the ceiling and mouth the words 'do I?'
If people don't put their hands up I usually tell them 'The voice I am talking about is the one that said "voice in my head? Woah! I am NOT putting my hand up for that one!"
(I once asked a group of people if anyone had a phobia about putting their hand up in public. One person put their hand up! - Unbelievable. You can't make this stuff up!)
If you dream at night you will be very lucky to remember it next morning. Well, you remember the bad ones, the nightmares.
People often say to me; "I can't imagine doing what you do, even in my wildest dreams!" Well, if you can't imagine doing it in your wildest dreams, how are you going to do it for real?
Dreaming during the day is just an extension of thinking. It's giving your imagination some time to wander around to see what it comes up with.
"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 their dream with open eyes, to make it possible."