You might be wondering what The Invisible Dream is… It has to do with that skill you have or use that no one can, or likes, to see. Why? Mostly because it doesn’t have any real value in everyday life or fit into life neatly. The Invisible Dream is your desire to cultivate, grow, and build that skill to actually mean and do something for your life. Other people won’t acknowledge it until they can see it with their eyes and touch it with their hands – something that makes your gift “real” to them.
For musicians, it may be their first record deal or gig.
For artists, it might be that first gallery showing or the first big commissioned piece.
For writers, it might be their first publication or book deal.
Until that moment when you actually have something tangible to show for all your effort, people don’t see what you do and spend your time on as something real. It’s not because they don’t respect that you have a gift or skill, but because it’s not bearing something of physical value that they can see. Sure, it makes you happy, but they don’t understand how. Often times, they’re jealous you have some kind of skill they could never possess. They will put you down and try to make you feel small so they can feel better about themselves.
While you’re raised to believe anything is possible (or so children’s movies, books, etc., lead you to believe) once you start accumulating years on your life, it’s no longer okay to reach for the stars. You have to have a real job, pay bills, and be responsible.
Those of us who still cling to our Invisible Dreams and try to make them come true, fight a hard battle just to have time to do what we need to do to push those dreams forward. After all, no one else can see them but us. Granted, most of the time (if you’re lucky, like me), your family will support you. But, a lot of you have to deal with family members and friends who don’t understand that you’re trying to make your dreams come true. All they see is hours of wasted time on something that makes no sense to them whatsoever.
If you’re dealing with a lack of support, you have to be careful with your family and friends. It’s very easy for them to convince you that what you’re seeking will never happen and isn’t real. The only way that is true is if you accept it as your truth. Countless people will try to break your dreams because they don’t have the courage to build theirs.
That leaves you alone in a world only you can see to fight for what you want. Luckily, now that there are social media networks, you can find like-minded, supportive individuals with their own Invisible Dream. It’s nice to have people who understand. Those people can give you strength and companionship through the trials and hard work necessary to move forward toward your dream.
It’s completely up to you to make your dreams come true. No one will do it for you. You’ll have to decide deep within yourself that you’re going to do it, and then make the plans to make things happen.
Silence all those negative people with something tangible. Don’t give up on your Invisible Dream. Keep pushing until you have something tangible to show the world that your dream is real.
Most of all, keep the people who are supportive close. Family… Friends… Whoever helps you see your dream as possible and real, and will be there for the journey to reality.
Your Invisible Dream is real. Show the world!
©Rebecca Besser, 2013. All rights reserved.