If you truly want to follow your dreams look down at your feet. Unless the mind settles and there’s awareness of this, life will never be truly lived because one will be caught in the fantasy of needing a dream.
I know in society many attach to the saying “Follow your dreams” but if this is looked at closely, it may be seen how this holds you in captivity to the thinking that the dream is needed for happiness. The issue with this is when you are following the urge of a so called dream, the reality of what’s happening right now just passes you by. This doesn’t mean you can’t have your dreams and go after them, just realize this, a dream is nothing but a fantasy and even if it materializes exactly in the way that it’s wanted and becomes a reality, the thinking the dream will make you happy, not the dream itself is the fantasy. This falls in line with the grass is greener on the other side, until it’s realized that grass also has to be mowed.
How many people chose the spouse they have, their job, the house they live in, having children, or whatever else one thought was needed, only to turn around and complain about it. You chose it because you thought it was your dream and yet when it manifested as a reality, it wasn’t long before it wasn’t as fulfilling as you thought it was going to be, or you were okay with certain aspects of it, but there was something else needed to complain about. If you truly want to follow your dream look down at your feet and realize good, bad, or indifferent you are your dream. Unless the mind settles and one becomes aware of this, life will never be truly lived because one will be caught up in needing the fantasy of following a dream.