Following Your Dreams Welcome to my new Reinveinting Ourselves Blog Written by: Kathy Caprino

I have created this as a forum for positive discussion, insights, questions, and thoughts aimed to assist all those who are wishing to positively reinvent or transform at least one aspect of their lives.

This week, I’d like to focus on a question:
“Do you believe that following your dreams would make your life happier?

Recently, Paul Coelho, a world-renowned author of The Alchemist and other transformational books whom I admire, posed the question on Yahoo, “Can following your dreams make the world a better place?” I was truly amazed at the feedback. While some believed that following one’s dreams would lead to great outcomes, many individuals were afraid that others might follow dreams of destruction or hurting people.

I believe that we are meant to follow our dreams, but only after we’ve fully understood them, and only when they represent our highest selves. When we move forward to bring into being our most joyful, loving, expansive, creative, and expressive self, we don’t want to do harm or cause pain. We want to bring ourselves and others joy and freedom. When we want to do harm, we are thinking and acting only from a wounded aspect of ourselves. If that is the case, the dream is a metaphor for what needs to be addressed in our lives, and healed.

But if following our dreams would be helpful to ourselves, it is usually of help to others. If our dreams are about expanding, being creative, being more real and authentic, then I believe we must follow our dreams, or we are wasting a precious opportunity called life.

So, I’m interested in hearing your thoughts on what your life would be like if YOU followed your dreams (your deepest wishes for yourself and your life).

What do you dream to be and do?

What holds you back from doing that?

Do you think you’d have a more joyful life if you moved forward to your dreams, today?

Thanks for sharing!

2 thoughts on “Welcome to my new Reinveinting Ourselves Blog”

  1. Kathy, I enjoyed reading your first newsletter today. I am very excited that your surveys are leading to a pubished work. I signed up for the Women’s Conference on 3/10 and your parents workshop. Looking forward to meeting you in person.
    Warm Regards,

  2. Thank you, Laura, for interest in and support of my work. I’ll look forward to meeting you at the Women’s Images 2007 conference on March 10th! All best.

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