We can stay young by focusing on a dream instead of on a regret.Anonymous
In my younger years, the dream was always to become an engineer. The thought of solving complex mathematical equations always made my mouth salivate. While the notion of being at the forefront of development on my continent filled me with great pride, I am sad to say that I’m older now and such fancies are no longer anchored in the harbor of my mind.
I got better fantasies to muse about now.
The dream now is simply to tour the world as a Performance Poet by speaking up against the injustices threatening to tear our beautiful world apart. In my minds eyes, i would be visiting a different place at least every month, learning about the culture and reveling in many a tasty cuisine.
Many of you will try to tear my dream apart with questions like, “You know poetry does not pay, right?”
Yes i know poetry does not pay, at least not enough to fund the sort of lifestyle i plan to live.
Which is why i also harbor the dream of one day owning my own business; as the economic situation in my country is really quite dire, and i tire from constantly applying for jobs that raise the level of my ire. Or jobs that simply don’t pay enough to allow one to live a comfortable life.
This is the main motivation behind the notion, of starting a business that will hopefully liberate me and many others from financial ruin.
I would love to say that i will own a Lamborghini; have a mansion by the seaside, with a fine view of many a lady’s bikini. But the truth is, the world does not need another reckless driver with a need for speed so great it makes him bleed. Nor does it need another aristocrat that gives not a crap for the average man on the street.
Fast cars, mansions and money were the dream of that younger, aspiring engineer with a leer.
Sure i wouldn’t mind having plenty money or gorgeous girls chasing after me. I simply realize that those things will not bring me any closer to happiness then i already am now.
The me now, just want’s to sow seeds that will help him grow spirituality and mentally. And I can do that fine in my future caravan. I see myself taking long sabbaticals into the deep forests of the wild, simply to enjoy my solitude and the company of nature in complete silence. Far from the sirens of many an ambulance in the city .
In addition, i see myself growing into a modern day monk. That’s so patient he could out wait a tree because he’s living in a constant state of mindfulness; seeing reality for what it truly is, and not behind the lens of an ego that sees itself as the main point which life revolves around.
Additionally, I dream of falling in love with the lady of my dreams, and sailing away on our honeymoon on a cruise ship to the Caribbean, making babies and eventually settling down to write novels in my older, more mature years.
BUT; to be completely honest, the above mentioned are not really my biggest dreams. All of them pale in comparison to my biggest dream of all, which is to live in an era without terror.
An era of complete and utter WORLD PEACE.