Dreams have a way of inspiring me. Of course you hear everyone say that, "follow your dreams", and "Chase your goals... yada yada". The fact is, does anyone really go after their dreams like they say they should. In 4 short days I will be a quarter Century old, with that in mind, all I can say is that I don't know shit from Shinola (in case you don't know 'Shinola' is shoe polish). I do know this... dreams are more than just night time mental movie reels. Dreams aren't just random anything flowing together with no rhyme or reason. Dreams are specific insights into how you want things to be. Well... some aren't, but we all know which those are.
I will spare you the scientific dream analysis garbage and get to the point. I dream some big things. But more specifically, I see details of what I want to happen when I am awake. little details.... like what bolt should go where on a car fender. It seems that my mind is more organized and focused when sleeping, then I could ever be awake.
I know what your thinking. Isn't everybody's? Well, probably. I know I am not extraordinary in the grand scheme of things. However the difference is that I seem to tap into a cosmic link in my dreams that allows me to connect between what I need or don't have on a very specific scale. When I draw or paint, I get myself prepared, mentally. I tune in to what I am working on (sounds kinda groovy). If I can't get in that mind set... well I can't create shit. Its like the switch doesn't turn on. The interesting thing is that my dreams... especially as of late... the dreams have been supplying me with "switches". Little glimpses I have in a dream, I seem to be able to use later to turn on my creative brain. Pretty cool huh. Yeah thats what I thought too.
It wasn't always like that. When I was younger, I was either motivated or not. Plain and simple. Fortunately at that point my creative brain was running the show, so stuff poured out like a swarm of bees from a shaken hive.
Like everything in life, a person has to hone their skills. Pro athletes workout, Fisherman fish, Ninja's chop up things. I have been trying my ass off to actually use this awareness of my dreams. Kind of like finding out you can yodel, you want to see how good you can be at it. Boy if only I could yodel! When it comes to reality, I need to do certain things. One is to design logos for the 307 clothing. I recently had a dream in which an image appeared in a fragment. Just the lower portion was visible to me. Fortunately, the mysterious portion I saw works perfectly for a previous design I had worked on. Pretty cool indeed!
Ask yourself as you read this... Are you taking advantage of the little things that seem to present themselves right in front of you? Or are you just rolling through the daily motions without improvement? I was. Just ask my brothers, they will agree.
Never the less, my point is that its easier now as I get older, to see ways to improve the things I do, by using my super special dream power (haha). So take a minute and look at what's in you're dreams. Really think about them as if there is something hidden in the jumble. If there is something that you are aspiring towards... do it. If you are dealing with a situation that needs attention...handle it. If you're like me and you use it to harness your creative endeavors, or organize your actions... well you get the picture. Its a new year approaching and I know that, its only going to be as good as you make it. so... without sounding to cheesy... sweet dreams and get off your ass and follow them.