“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”

Carl Jung

I am not, by any means, dissing dreaming. God knows, we need more dreamers, but what I am saying is that dreaming, in itself, isn’t enough.

Blood Mary from South Pacific is right though. You got to have a dream/If you don’t have a dream/How you gonna have a dream come true? The short answer is: you’re not.

The issue I’m raising is not whether you dream, or how you dream or even what you dream. What I’m asking is: where did you get your dream?

Did you see a Ferrari in a magazine and put it on your vision board deciding that’s my dream car? That’s a dream arisen from looking outside. Same for a McMansion because the folks next door have one. Same for a pair of jeans or sneakers you see on your favorite sports/movie star. Looking outside.

We’re aces at looking outside, and telling ourselves we want whatever so-and-so has, but that’s not a vision, it’s a dream.

A vision has substance. A vision matters to you. A vision feels like it’s life or death. A vision has an animating energy all its own.

In fact, that’s how you can tell you have a vision and not a dream. A vision has its own energy which comes from inside it. When some idea propels you, compels you, impels you to act, it usually means you grabbed it from inside your heart. The vision itself is the awakening. The vision itself wakes you up to …

a need
a desire
a calling
a quest
a gotta …

do this
make this difference
change things
rearrange things
release things

into a

new configuration
new way of being
new life
new form
new structure

so that the world is a better place.

Imagine. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. People all over the globe are looking inside, into their hearts, and finding a vision or visions every single day so that the world can live as One.

Where are you looking?