This is a guest post from Marthe Hagen.
I have a dream.
You know the words.
You might have seen the speech. And you have read about it in the history books.
But let’s pause a minute and think about what would have happened if Martin Luther King Jr. hadn’t shared his dream with the world.
Let’s say he was too afraid his dream wouldn’t come true to share it. Or he was afraid people would laugh and think it was stupid. Or maybe he didn’t want people to know who he really was and what he really cared about.
What would have happeneded then? – – You’re right. Probably not much.
Your dream might be of a world changing nature. Or you might be dreaming about something for yourself – like a business, a house or having children. All dreams are importrant.
And all kinds of dreams need to be shared.
Because it’s when you share your dream you create space for it to come true.
Only when you share your dream do you create space for people to reach out.
Right now, I’m dreaming of moving to New York City, traveling round the world for a year and writing a novel. When I started sharing this with my friends, readers and mentors, opportunities started to flow in. A friend of a friend could set me up for the first few weeks in NYC. Blog readers invited me to meet up during my travels. And absolutely no one has ever laughed or said that my dreams are stupid, cliché or not worthy of pursuit.
Martin Luther King Jr. took a big risk that day in sharing his dream with the world. A risk that cost him his life in the end. Dream sharing is vulnerability in action. Living is risky. And if you don’t share your dreams with anyone, it might cost you your life too. Your dream life.
So today I invite you to share your dreams with the world. Start with someone you trust and take it from there. You’ll never know when you’ll share your dream with the very person that can make it come true.
And dream big.
Marthe Hagen is a soulful, adventurous writer and imagemaker. She writes, shares, helps, searches, inspires, crashes and burns (like a phoenix). She shares her wisdom, musings and philosophy along with her images and inspiration over at The Freedom Experiment. She is a collecter of dreams and would love it if you would share yours. You can follow her at @Marthehhagen.