Saturday, June 19, 2010

Follow Your Dream

A caption from the third result of a google search of "Follow your dream":

To follow your dreams is a noble lifestyle. To be what you want to be is the only way to be truly happy.


Dreams are in your head. Following a dream is your brain chasing its own tail.

Reality is outside our heads. It is communal.

The cross is a nightmare.  But it is what we take up and follow instead of our dreams... for the sake of the salvation of those around us and in the end, for ourselves through them.

This is our Godlike nobility.
This is our human fulfillment.

19 comments:

s-p said...

Thanks Ruth!

margaret said...

Sometimes you can be pretty wonderful.

s-p said...

Dr. Jekyll gets out once in a while. :)

DebD said...

whoa, hard words...but I needed to hear them, because I want what I want.

Fr. Sean Lotz said...

Even though I am a "both/and" sort of person, not "either/or," so I do not think that the two necessarily have to be exclusive of the other, I do appreciate the much-needed correction to a very one-sided, unbalanced culture. I need to hear this message, and maybe somebody else does, too. So thank. Even though the drawing is kind of creepy looking.

s-p said...

Fr. Sean, I'm a "both/and" person too. But I also think the current Christian culture's obsession with "what is the will of God for my life" is basically a quest for a dream life, or at least one of certainty... which in this world is a dream. So yes, it is a bit weighted on the "other side", but I have to say the drawing is not nearly as creepy as some people's spirits I've known who are following their dreams.

Dana said...

Thank you, Steve.

Dana

Allan said...

Hey, that looks just like Moo, sans shell.

nothinghypothetical.com said...

Wow. Dreams are delusions. Burn them, bury the ashes in the backyard and start living real life.

Anonymous said...

I followed my dream. Who'd think a guy with no pants getting on the bus would cause such a fuss?

Alix said...

Interesting--I may never know just exactly why I was put on this earth at this time, etc etc--but if I live in a Christ like manner as much as I am able with God's help, I will probably fulfill it. As I always told my children, maybe you were put here to smile at someone on the day when they feel most unloveable or to listen to a lonely senior talk about their late spouse or give a child a book. It is the little things.....

JD said...

Looks like something related to the Mayan culture and calendar.

Victoria said...

good good words!!
thank you.
I needed to hear this.

Chrys said...

Profound. And groovy. At the same time.

s-p said...

Chrys, hmmm, "Profoovy"? "Groovound"?
I like it.

Grace said...

This is an old blog-post (in blog time), so I don't know if it's even worth leaving a comment. But I couldn't stop thinking about this one and the lizard image you gave it. (Very Gahan Wilson in style, BTW) The whole thing wormed its way (no pun intended) into a blog post I did today.

As always, thanks for the profoovy stuff. :-)

Found a quote from Sirach that seems very appropriate: "The senseless have vain and false hopes, and dreams give wings to fools."
– Sirach 34:1

Steve said...

Hi Grace, Great quote from Sirach! I LOVE Gahan Wilson, one of the true originals in the cartoon world.

Ruth said...

My 18yo son showed me this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4iMwEZ8_-s&feature=related
the other day. I thought it related to "follow your dream"
Warning: serious.

Donna Farley said...

did you watch inception before making this one? good post!