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. ~ Lao Tzu
Powerful words, be careful what you water your dreams with! Are you careful? I know that on any given day I may not be so careful, albeit I give it my best! Worrying is something that creeps into my mind, especially for my only child who lives a long way away from me and is trying to make it as an independent young man in college. He has had a number of difficult things happen in this past week and a half, theft of his wallet and computer and on the way back form the police station to report the theft (which I pressured him to do, can we throw some guilt into the pot) he was t-boned at an intersection and his car was totaled. He was luckily unhurt. Today he borrowed someone’s car, since he has no vehicle and is trying to hold down a job some 20 minutes away from where he lives, and on his way home from work the lug nuts came loose and the tire and wheel came off on the highway. Again, he was unhurt and no damage other than some to the car, which had to be towed and he had to call a cab for a ride from the lot where they took the car.
As a single mom, therefore both mom and dad to my son, this kind of stuff makes me crazy and as of today I am officially overwhelmed! I did not do my best today with him, or with the universe and myself. I found myself crying in the car and rather sternly speaking with his father (who is no longer of this Earth) about not doing his job in watching over our son. Of course, perhaps he was watching over him and that is why so little damage occurred.! At any rate, I have been worried about him and for him a lot lately.
Today I began my day in meditation and asked for my angels, spirit guides, and God to afford him protection. I felt a bit cheated. However, in retrospect it could have been a lot worse. Reading these words, be careful what you water your dreams with, served to remind me that no matter what the circumstance in life, one must not engage in worry or fear for it chokes the life out of all that exists. These words are almost choking me as I write them, don’t worry and have no fear . . . even where your only child is concerned! It is a practice; I have said that before, it is a daily practice. Sometimes it is a minute-by-minute practice (second by second), but to do it any other way would be to simply give up, and not live life to your fullest potential. In this moment, it is my goal to continue with the meditation, prayer, and guidance requests and then to let it go. I am not ignoring it, and when I feel the sadness I will lean into it, crying and then letting go. Letting go, with no worry or fear for how it is all going to work out for it is the cycle of the universe. Instead, I choose to create positive thoughts and dreams and feed such outcomes in my life.