March 2014.

I HAVE A DREAM

“I have a dream” – starts the historic speech of Martin Luther King Jr. A speech that holds people enraptured till date. A woman standing behind him shouts, “Tell them about your dream Martin”. And he tells the 250,000 people standing there, about his dream. This marks the defining moment in the history of America, a key to the formation of the Modern day America.

What if he never spoke about his dream?

Mahatma Gandhi, father of our nation wrote a book. A book called “India of my dreams”. This book talks about everything, that he aspires an Ideal democratic India to be. It covers topics such as Education, Poverty, Industrialization, Untouchability, National language and so on.

What if he never had this dream?

Dreams, dreams, and dreams – they have seen many a happy sunrise. They have seen nations rise, ships built and the man fly.

These are not the dreams that we have in total unconsciousness. Not the once which creep-in when we are totally asleep and which disappear into thin air, once the eyes see the daylight.  These are the dream that walk-up to you in broad daylight and keep you awake. The dreams that you consciously weave with all your passion. They shine bright in the darkness. They won’t let you sleep.

“Not to dream” is the first lesson that, everyone is taught.  You are supposed to be practical. But, do understand – dreams are not “un-real”. If you care, your dreams can be “realized”. You abandon the dream and it will be lost in the space.  And there is a very less chance of regaining it.

There is a person, who agrees with me on this. He is a person of great achievement. While he was at school, he worked as a paper boy too. He faced many a challenge, but he did not kneel. His dream kept him going. As destiny would have it, he became the President of India.

And at the first opportunity he got, this is what he told the students

“Dare to dream

And care to achieve”

So don’t be shy and dream big.  And that’s what the wise do. Because in the walk of your life, your imagination walks ahead of you, and you follow. And if you keep up with the pace, one day your imagination becomes you.  That’s how, your dream comes true.

Have you heard the wise say – “If you sincerely wish for something, the Universe conspires to make it happen”. Don’t hope for this to be true. Believe that it is, indeed true.

If you have a dream, chase it. And in your chase, you would come across people, who are just there to help you – to make your dream come true.

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Author – Kiran Mortha, My Dream Store Team

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There is a young boy who stands at the corner of my street. He watches me, every time I pass by the corner. I know he is looking at me, I can clearly feel that. But I do not know who he is. And he just stands there. I think he wants to ask me something. I don’t know what.

One evening, my friend came home, passing by the same corner. He started up with his deep analysis of the afternoons cricket match. I had to interrupt him. I usually don’t, but this time I had to. I asked him if he noticed the boy at the street corner.

He asked me – “Who?”

 I said “The same boy who always stands at the street corner”.

 He laughed out loud and he said “I have seen no one. Not this time, neither the million other times that I came to your house. You must be dreaming, the dreamer that you are. Another one of your impractical dreams”

 Offended though I was, I was in no mood to retaliate.  I instead asked him “Have you no dream of your own, of what you desire to be”.

He said “I am a practical person. Further, my parents have planned it all. I am just going to follow my brothers’ footsteps”.

Well, that’s him and this is me.

May be the boy wants to sell me something. And that explains him looking up at me all the time. But there was a strange thing about him, his face always used to reflect my mood. May be it’s one of his trick, maybe not. Why could my friend not see him? He was definitely not a ghost; there was nothing creepy in his presence.

And the questions never stopped surfacing and did not let me sleep. Next morning I woke up late and I decided to speak to this boy. He was there, at the corner, as usual. And I walked up to him. And did not know what to say, so I just stood there, staring at him.

The boy smiled at me and asked “Do you care for a dream?”

This reminded me of a story my grandmother told me. Well, it’s about a boy who used to stand at the street corner. He would sell colorful balloons. Kids and adults alike were attracted to his balloons. He was called the ‘dream-seller’.

I asked him – “Are you a dream-seller?”

He replied – “Dream seller, hope, spirit or life – call me whatever you want to. “

I asked – “Where are the balloons, then?”

He replied – “I will get them for you, if you want me to. But is that what you dream of?”

I asked – “Why could not my friend see you?”

He replied – “Well, your friend does not even dream of balloons. But don’t worry you are not the only person who can see me. There are others like you too.”

I asked – “Are you a real person or have I lost my senses. Am I supposed to be scarred of you?”

He replied – “Well I am just a reflection. I am the true ‘you’. There are others who know me and who see me every day. But, when the going gets tough, they give up on me. They ignore me, ignore their dream and ignore themselves. I first turn faceless for them, and my very sight starts to scare them. So they don’t lift up their head to see me, ever in their lives again. And gradually they lose themselves and their reflection in the crowd. I am the one who sits next to them on their death bed and dies with them. ”   

I asked – “So are you just my imagination?”

And then he said – “When did a man achieve anything without imagination?”

Tell me, do you care for a dream?

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Author – Ms. Kiran Mortha, My Dream Store