I have dreams but I am not a dreamer
You wake up and you have a great idea...You sit together with friends and have great ideas....You see the news and you know you have to do something... To begin to do something for peace always starts through an emotional and personal experience. To work for peace is not based on your intelligence or your skin, race, religion or mentality. You can simply begin to work for peace in your normal life or in your free time after work. Then there are those who dream big and are able to give 24 hours of their lives working toward their dream of achieving peace. We need people that do big things and we need people that are doing little things. Both can't live or achieve these goals without the other.
When you start to work for peace, a feeling of euphoria comes over you... a feeling of "wow" I am really doing something good here. There is a feeling of accomplishment... But not everyone is as excited about this accomplishment as you.. There will always be the person who says it cannot be done or that what you are doing is crazy. Trying to make a difference is never easy. Change takes time, work and patience.
Please read the other two blogs of mine;
1. Working for peace - you have to walk through three phases
2. Non-Violence is nothing for cowards.
So who are these people with the big dreams and how did they start? Everything begins with a dream. This dream turns into a vision. A vision that can be seen clearly. When this vision is put down on paper and a plan is devised it becomes a mission with a purpose. A purpose to fulfill that dream. It takes a team to accomplish big dreams. Men and women who share your dreams and visions and can understand the purpose of this mission. Together anything can be accomplished one step at a time.
I have dreams but I am not a dreamer... dedicating your life to peace is not easy. I have never met in my life so many talkers since I began my work for peace. In the beginning everyone has passion and are filled with emotion but then reality sets in and people fade away. When you ask people to help you and be on your team ,be very careful. Make these decisions with a sharp mind and as a Christian I can only tell you , always be in dialog with God. Hopefully you will run into people full of passion like you willing to work through the good and the bad times. These people have your back and you can share everything with them. Then there are those that pretend they are interested in your dreams but in reality they have different aims, like fame, money...
These people are the foundation of stress. Friend today , tomorrow enemy. I can only repeat be careful what you share with these people. Email address, contacts and connections. Later they can use these things against you. The devil does not want to see you succeed, Kick the devil out of your life by always staying in prayer and dialogue with God.