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Lao Tzu on Dreaming Your Dream

Lao Tzu on Dreaming Your Dream

You look out for your kids, your parents, your bank account. You problem solve; you make it work. Its 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.”

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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).

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12:47AM PDT on Jul 23, 2012

So true.

8:28AM PDT on May 10, 2012

nice. ty

4:29AM PDT on Mar 21, 2012

Lao Tzu was a philosopher, what is the relation?

4:28AM PDT on Mar 21, 2012

La Tzu was a philosopher, what is the relation?

5:27PM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

Thank you.

7:51PM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

Thanks for the post.

7:37AM PDT on Jul 15, 2011

negative dreams == weeds
positive dreams == harvest

10:39AM PDT on Aug 31, 2010

Wonderful words, thanks.

7:09AM PDT on Aug 30, 2010

9:30PM PDT on Jul 1, 2010

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

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