The dusk has set on 2017 and 2018 has dawned. Tucking away the year that was in our memories we embrace yet another one full of promises. For all of us, the year end is a time to forgive mistakes done to or by us, accept the losses and the gains incurred, reflect on our failures and dazzle in our achievements with the glitter of hope and relief that yes we did and yes we can do it all over again. So we baste in excitement of fireworks with heart clenching thrills in our voices as we count down the final seconds to the New Year’s commencement. It’s a festive moment indeed! A Happy New Year!
Steven Spielberg, a renowned American director, producer, and screenwriter considered as one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era, in reference to dreams is quoted elaborating his experience by saying; “Sometimes a dream almost whispers … the hardest thing to listen to is your instincts, your human personal intuition … it always whispers; it never shouts. It’s very hard to hear. So you have to every day of your lives be ready to hear what whispers in your ear; it very rarely shouts. And if you can listen to the whisper, and if it tickles your heart, and it's something you think you want to do for the rest of your life, then that is going to be what you do for the rest of your life, and we will benefit from everything you do.”
Once the Happy has been celebrated and the New Year has begun aging, what becomes of the year? A great number of us pick up where we left off last year; keeping the pace parallel, androids of comfort and zombies to conformity subject to change only when an apocalypse hits. This Year; What if we broke the functioning and upgraded our systems? What if we allowed a deeper self-discovery of ourselves and our desired dreams listening for the whisper? What if we pursued them, obeying the whisper? What would become of it?
It’s often said, “It is shocking how many dreams are buried”, “The wealthiest location in the world is the burial grounds. Harboring inventions, talents and artworks dreamt and safeguarded in secret to death”. Are we falling prey to this? Withholding our individual true desires and goals till death do us part. What if we shifted the hunt and became the predators; tracking and pouncing on opportunities whilst designing our desired visions?
The New Year offers us another chance to live beyond the roles we have been playing into being and doing better. Aspiration; Ambition; Tenacity; Qualities we must have in abundance in order to build and overcome so as to BE.
We gain an in-depth understanding and string of consciousness when we allow ourselves to recognize that a moment in our lives is documented by seconds. That seconds will always turn into minutes, the minutes into hours, the hours into days and the days will cumulate into a year. Time will always grow and age; it must and functions in this manner. Our lives compounded by time will always age; as the years cumulate, we by our human nature form also age. What of our individual lives’ growth? It is entirely dependent on our life’s work and the seconds of time that we made count. The only way for our lives to grow as time grows is by consciously developing it.
Once the Happy New Year has commenced, then what? Then, we challenge ourselves to listen. We dare ourselves to pursue the dream and tear down the walls of insecurity and lack of initiative enclosing it. Then, we strive to become the dream. To be awake in it as we bring it forth into our realm of life.
The key being one simple objective; to get started.
All the best!