I love dreams. I love dreaming. Not just in the unconscious, but the conscious. Don’t get me wrong, I love to sleep. I love a good dream that takes one to a world of unknown or even so real you believe it when you wake. But what’s the difference in a dream of the unconscious and of the conscious (separate from the fact that you’re awake, duh). Don’t you want you dreams of life to take you to a world of unknown? Yet at the same time they are controlled and so real that they are reachable. You can’t dream for invincibility or flying powers and expect to have them. But you can dream for the unknown, yet desirable. You can work towards something that you feel you should be a part of or do.
These thoughts were spurred on by watching a news cast of James Cameron’s recent adventure to the depths of the sea. Here a guy has spent his life making films and movies, but he still lives out his dreams. He loves exploring and diving to a place mankind knows or has seen little about, and filming it. He has left his mark on this earth by making some of the greatest movies of all time. Yet he wants to further on and spearhead things he wishes he would be a part of. He’s not just content with living off his earnings and being the James Cameron everyone knows him as for the rest of his life. He wants more.
I’m in the process of dreaming and living out dreams a lot. I love it! I love the process of vision casting and putting forth effort towards something, not knowing the exact end result, but trusting God that whatever he has laid on my heart, in the end is going to be awesome!! What captured me the most though about this news report was something the reporter said, almost in passing, about the venture. 7 years. This moment of victory as Cameron hit the ocean floor was a climax to 7 years of planning and dreaming. Actually the dream probably was a few years before that! But 7 years of planning and precision led to a moment Cameron has wanted for a long time.
So for those out there who dream, dream big. Put it into ACTION! Dream bigger than big and work for it. Cameron knew that he would be on the ocean floor one day, and he worked for it. I’m not sure all the odds up against him, but I’m sure he had to work through some of them. But it was all worth it in the end.