Brene Brown’s latest book Rising Strong has me reeling.
I knew it would overtake me when I committed to reading and blogging about it in the month of October for our new online book club, but honestly I had no idea that it would convict me like it has and I am only two chapters down.
How often do we let our dreams die and live frustrated because we have failed?
One of the most dangerous of kind is one who has realised that despite their failure, that they can begin to dream again.
Dream of possibilities,
Dream of what was seeded in hearts long ago,
Dream again of those deep utterances that they have not shared with a soul.
“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 on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. ” T. E. Lawrence
Have you forgotten how to dream?
I want to be a dreamer of the day.
Not the kind of dreaming, that finds us startled in the midst of our slumber but the sweaty, dusty, in the middle of the day dreaming of possibilities that have not yet been realised.
Have you stopped dreaming?
Has pain taken the wind way out of your sails and you are not sure you can have another go?
I totally get what that feels like.
Read this from Brene that I read today and I nearly fell off the couch…
“The opposite of recognising that we’re feeling something is denying our emotions. The opposite of being curious is disengaging. When we deny our stories and disengage from tough emotions, they don’t go away; instead, they own us, they define us. Our job is not to deny the story, but to defy the ending—to rise strong, recognise our story, and rumble with the truth until we get to a place where we think, Yes. This is what happened. This is my truth. And I will choose how this story ends.” Brené Brown,
I know in the midst of failure, broken relationship, dreams that have been derailed, it feels impossible to dream again, but I promise you that you can choose how this story ends.
Rise strong my dear friend,
Come on the journey with us in October and buy the book or download it online, I cannot wait to see what has been stopping me from really stepping into arena’s that just keep on holding me down in my everyday.