Lao Tzu on Dreaming Your Dream

You look out for your kids, your parents, your bank account. You problem solve; you make it work. Itís not always perfect–but then, what is? Did you forget to look out for your dreams? Did you forget to plant and tend your deepest desires? It might be hard work, but the harvest might surprise you with dreams that are bigger and brighter than you ever dreamed possible.

Here is what Lao Tzu has to say about how to nurture your dream:

“Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.”

Adapted from Half Full, by Mina Parker (Conari Press, 2006). Copyright (c) 2006 by Mina Parker. Reprinted by permission of Conari Press.
Adapted from Half Full, by Mina Parker (Conari Press, 2006).

19 comments

Lean Towards Y.
Past Member 4 years ago

So true.

ii q.
g d c.4 years ago

nice. ty

Victor M.
Victor M.4 years ago

Lao Tzu was a philosopher, what is the relation?

Victor M.
Victor M.4 years ago

La Tzu was a philosopher, what is the relation?

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thank you.

Carole R.
Carole R.5 years ago

Thanks for the post.

Sai Krishna
Krish Away5 years ago

noted
negative dreams == weeds
positive dreams == harvest

Roxana C.
Roxana Cortijo6 years ago

Wonderful words, thanks.

SurvinNgoh XiaoYik

thanks a lot! i'll water my dreams with the right ingrediants