Daydreaming to facilitate life and beyond!


I dream often and I dream a lot. Less profound than the random dreams we have no control over while we’re sleeping; it’s the daydreaming that I’m focusing on here.

Some people say that day-dreamers are people who have a need to escape the reality of their day-to-day doldrums. We day-dreamer types forfeit our concentration in the matter at hand, and wander off into a place in our minds where fantasy abounds. Authority types, whom caution us against our mind-roaming ways, will have us believe our daydreaming has no relevance towards shaping the external environment we live in today. I see these naysayers as completely obscure and wrong.

Vision

People like Alexander Graham Bell, Jackie Robinson, Oprah, Abraham Lincoln, Bill Gates, and Amelia Earhart, all had dreams. Some are still daydreaming of events in their lives that haven’t been experienced by them yet. These great individuals of our past and present had and have vision. In order to attain any goal, you don’t need to know how it will evolve. All you need to see is the end result; the victory.

see the goal

I’m sure that Alexander Bell had no clue how his light bulb was going to be developed but he positively “saw the electric light bulb” shedding brilliance into the lives and minds of future generations. Oprah had no idea how she was going to bring her message to millions of people world-wide, but surely she saw herself at the top, doing the very thing that absorbs her day-to-day day dreams. These people had/have vision and could project in their minds the final result. People like these believe that their dreams do come true. Bingo!

a wandering mind is not lost, it's elsewhere

In grade school, distraction after distraction impeded my concentration for the class work. I daydreamed about events to come in the future, like playing kickball or soccer or climbing the trees on the playground. In middle school and engaged in all sports, my daydreaming during class revolved around practice after school or the upcoming game to be played. Girls also began to be a part of my mind play.

In high school and college, the same daydreaming pattern continued; more sports-girls-partying-sports! I was always living future moments in my head, unable to focus on what I was “supposed to be doing,” or so they say. I daydreamed during church service, family holiday parties, and at work on the job too. When my daydreaming was most active, was this a sign that where ever I was, is my daydreaming occurring because I really didn’t want to be there? You could say that’s an escape from my present reality but I don’t believe that’s true at all. I think that boredom is the trigger that sets off the daydreaming mind, wandering off into a more exciting state, a fun place, leaving an uninteresting place behind. Do our daydreams come true?

My answer is absolutely and unequivocally yes. Without a doubt, our daydreams can be a wonderful reality for the future days to envelop our lives. I daydreamed about the grand slam home run that finished a ballgame and foreshadowed blasting through a bunch of bigger guys for long-winded touchdowns; while screaming fans cheered me on. I foresaw the basketball from my hands, with a wrist flip as the horn sounded; and the swoosh sound of the buzzer beater in the ears and eyes of the defeated opposition.

I daydreamed about kisses that were soft, moist, and sweet, and dreamed about walking in foreign lands, on my own two feet. I dreamed about climbing up high in the air, and jumping off cliffs without a break or repair. I dreamt of my children I hadn’t made yet, and I dreamt of them growing without any regrets.

I daydreamed about writing special words people will read, and lay awake in bed for lyrics like these to be said. Many of my daydreams have come true. I guess it’s all about perspective, faith, and attitude. How do you see your daydreams panning out? Are the daydreams we project in our minds, the reality that we will breathe in the future? It all depends on how you see it!

How do your dreams manifest into reality?

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  1. #1 by elleonthego on April 30, 2011 - 11:46 am

    Very true. As a child I dreamed because I needed to escape my reality, and the result is I’ve broken away from harm and shaken the labels.
    This imagination which helped me through sanity, well… is what pushes me to write. We need dreams, and hopefully we can make someone else dream too.

    • #2 by charlie nitric on April 30, 2011 - 11:55 am

      Well said Elle. Our day-dreams can shape our reality, both good and bad. As u stated, your imagination via day-dreaming is what drives your written words. Thanks for commenting and Happy Saturday. 🙂

    • #3 by Deborah the Closet Monster on May 1, 2011 - 10:38 am

      Like Elle, I made it through childhood because I had my dreams to see me through. Many of those dreams were inspired by things I read in books, which to me were a path to all the possibilities that awaited me if I could just make it through childhood. Even if the content of the stories themselves were fantastic, the thought of all those writers making their books happen in the middle of living filled me with so much hope. Their words were a bridge to all of the possibilities beyond. If they could dream and share their dreams with me, I didn’t see any reason why I ought not be able make those dreams come true someday.

      I have. 🙂

      • #4 by charlie nitric on May 1, 2011 - 11:02 am

        Hey Deborah –

        Good to see you here again! 😉 I think life without dreams would be a life dull and boring. How can we have something to look forward to if we have no daydreams to project a cool outcome? I wish I had the patience and concentration to focus on reading books but I don’t. My attention is there up to around 5,000 words or so. After that, I have trouble staying engaged. A large part of that is my mind-wondering ways. Something in the words trigger a thought and my mind goes all “Ninja Tangent” on me. Off to daydreaming I go. Happy Sunday to you and a really great comment to my post. 🙂

  2. #5 by Jessica S on April 30, 2011 - 3:52 pm

    “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” Edgar Allen Poe

    😀

    • #6 by charlie nitric on April 30, 2011 - 3:56 pm

      Awe excellent quote that applies to my blog. I like it ^5….Thanks Jess! 🙂

  3. #7 by Bella on May 1, 2011 - 11:08 am

    I call my daydreaming process “living in my alternate reality.” It’s where I go when I’m sad, overwhelmed by life’s circumstances or bored. Sometimes the things I envision have happened but for the most part, they haven’t. Maybe I’m not trying hard enough or it’s not meant to be. And yet, that doesn’t mean a girl can’t dream. Right? 🙂

    • #8 by charlie nitric on May 1, 2011 - 11:30 am

      Hey Bella –

      Like you, I believe most of my daydreaming stems from my boredom with the task I’m doing at hand. And that task could be doing nothing really; like staring at my computer screen for a period of motionless silent time. The mind wanders.

      I’ve had thousands of daydreams that haven’t blossomed into reality. As you say, maybe they’re not meant to be. I think it depends upon how badly we believe in a particular daydream and how badly we want it to be. Repeating one’s daydream over and over through time, is most likely the ones that eventually come true. Those dreams would fall into a specific goal category which aligns with the true desires of our heart.

      I’m sure that the heart and daydream must be in sync for the daydream to become a reality. This would be much different from the daydream you talk about on your recent blog, “the vegetable hunk muffin” at the market, lol. Great post Bella. 🙂

  4. #9 by jendamn on May 1, 2011 - 11:13 am

    I use to daydreaming a lot when i was a little girl, but for me was part of my imagination, thoughts of memories and when I got older naughty fantasies >:-)
    I think is exercising your mind! Thanks for sharing Charlie 🙂

    • #10 by charlie nitric on May 1, 2011 - 11:21 am

      Hey Jen –

      Thank you for reading and for sharing. I think everyone daydreams, although some more than others. I believe that creative individuals tend to daydream much more than the less creative types. Whatcha’ think?

  5. #11 by Terri Sandefur on May 1, 2011 - 12:46 pm

    Brian I think you have a talent here! You need to put this all thogether in a thoughts book and get it published! You could make money off of this stuff! Don’t be shy! Daydream the way you want to! All those people you have named were concidered in sane, called crazy, and people laghed at there daydreams! But they made them come true for all of us! Even all the way to a flushing toilet! Youy have a gift my friend! Do something for yourself! Create a book of some name! You’d be surprised at how many people would be intrested in the different thoughts of everything your daydreaming! Keep that mind rolling! Its a good thing! Love ya, ME

    • #12 by charlie nitric on May 1, 2011 - 1:22 pm

      Hi Terri –

      WOW! Thanks for the kind encouragement and compliment. You’ve got me smiling now. The trouble I have with creating a novel is my attention span. My mind races at high speeds with so many memories and thoughts, I go off in tangents. This is not always a bad thing, but makes it difficult to write longer, more focused work. BTW, I had started books 2 times in the recent past, but since I’m a untalented techie, I’ve lost a 79,000 word 3/4 completed book, and another 40,000 word 1/2 completed book, due to computer crashes. I never backed the files up. LOL, that’s me. So I write again. I believe I am more suited to write shorter stories, more than long-winded novels. But who knows what the future will bring, right? Thank you for reading and for commenting. I love your post! 🙂

      • #13 by bigsheepcommunications on May 1, 2011 - 1:35 pm

        May I suggest buying some peace of mind for about $54/year? After years of not backing up my files and worrying about a potential crash, I subscribed to Carbonite – once you set it up, backups are automatic.

        • #14 by charlie nitric on May 1, 2011 - 1:41 pm

          Thanks for the suggestion, Lisa….I definitely need a better resolve here that’s for sure. Do you know what is sad? I’ve thrown away hundreds of handwritten poems and short stories through the years. I’ve lost twice that much from crashes, not counting the 2 novels I was writing in MS Word. Oh well…guess not meant to be and always look forward and not back. 🙂

          • #15 by bigsheepcommunications on May 1, 2011 - 1:46 pm

            Ouch! Interesting, though, that you keep on writing. I guess your imagination refuses to shut up too!

            • #16 by charlie nitric on May 1, 2011 - 1:52 pm

              I played a lot of sports. It’s like hitting a baseball. If you’re not hitting the ball during a cold spell, you don’t stop swinging the bat because then you will never hit it. You make adjustments and keep swinging, continuing the battle to get back on target. Progressing! It’s about moving forward and not living in the past,,,although recalling the past in order to make the present & future better, is a good thing! 🙂

    • #17 by charlie nitric on May 1, 2011 - 1:24 pm

      Oh BTW Terri,,,,,I’m almost finished with a new blog about an incredible event that happened to me 2 years ago. Astonishing! I hope to have it posted by 3pm today because I need be at the gym for a workout. Cya and thanks again. 🙂

  6. #18 by bigsheepcommunications on May 1, 2011 - 1:21 pm

    I think some of us just have restless imaginations that refuse to be ignored. (How’s that for an excuse for daydreaming?)

    • #19 by charlie nitric on May 1, 2011 - 1:33 pm

      Hey Lisa –

      Awe, keep on keepin’ on refusing….and keep making those excuses to continue daydreaming. If you were not a good daydreamer then you wouldn’t be here composing excellent blogs on your site and you wouldn’t be here adding strong value with your good comments on my blog either. Dream Big, Lisa 😉

      • #20 by bigsheepcommunications on May 1, 2011 - 1:37 pm

        Thanks for the lovely compliments!

        • #21 by charlie nitric on May 1, 2011 - 1:47 pm

          Thank you and your compliment is well-deserved!

          BTW, I’m editing my new blog and hope to post it here in about an hour from now 😀

  7. #22 by Pollyanna on May 3, 2011 - 2:18 am

    Hi Charlie,
    I like what you have to say. It’s refreshing to hear from someone who actively engages their imagination to create their reality. It’s true that if you imagine your end result and hold that vision, it will arise in your reality. The trick is not to get sidetracked by your beliefs, assumptions and of course those beastly TGs!
    x

    • #23 by charlie nitric on May 3, 2011 - 7:35 am

      Hi Polly –

      No doubt that imagining one’s future reality is much easier said than done. Often times, our biggest hindrances are the thresh-hold guardians (TGs) we devise within ourselves. The sky is the limit, yet people can conceive countless limitations on why a dream cannot come true in their life. This has happened to me more times than I can remember. I wish imagination came without the blockades. Down TGs, down I say! Thank you for reading and for adding strong value to my blog. Happy Tuesday evening to you. 🙂

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