Fear is the Thief of Dreams…Gandhi ~

I was talking to a man-friend of mine about living life with no fear. We both agreed there is no other way to live. He believes “fear usually lives in things unfinished or never done.” I think timing can also play a key role in dreams or goals unfinished or never done. We need to stay tapped into our passion no matter how little time we have for it, keeping our dreams alive!

“Don’t dream your life, but live your dream” ~ Mark Twain

Do you ever wonder why you do certain things? Why do you connect so easily with some but not others? Why did you take Spanish out of the blue? Do you ever wonder how something you’re doing now is going to relate to your future? It’s all about connecting the dots. I often wonder what is the purpose of me writing? Its not for the huge paycheck. Here’s why ~

“Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else” ~ Gloria Steinem.

It’s about passion. I am passionate about love and life and write in hopes of keeping my passion for it alive. It’s all about sharing my passion and hopefully inspiring those around me while doing so. When you do what you’re passionate about you find what you are seeking in life, changing the energy around you. You can’t inspire others if you are full of regret because of things unfinished or never done. Even if your passion is a hobby, do it for the simple pleasure of doing it.

My life with no fear is pretty simple ~ live each moment open and honest sharing what life has to offer with those around me. I get inspiration from nature, in particular water. I can sit for hours in awe of its vast magnificence. It both calms and excites me. It has such power and peacefulness. Turbulent on top yet tranquil underneath where there is an entirely different world waiting to be explored if we just dip below its surface without fear. Dip below the surface of life and see what it has to offer. We often fear the unknown, yet our world is surround by it. “Fear is the thief of dreams” ~ Gandhi.

Music also inspires and stimulates my creative thoughts. Music opens me. It sends me back to where I’ve been and takes me to where I dream of being. It stirs my soul, balances my being and tunes my emotion.

Unique human beings also inspire me. I admire those who live outside of their comfort zone, very few have the courage to do so. I have only written about a few but there are many. I crave those who make me think and feel emotions that frighten me. I have the desire to write when emotions are stirred deep inside. Then is when I feel truly alive.

So if I were to be living my dream with no fear I would be gazing into a body of water with music in the air writing passionately about life and love, in the company of a man who stirs all of my emotions. Living your dream doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s about making memories and each moment count. It’s not about what you have, it’s about what you do with your passion.

When I saw the movie Romancing the Stone with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner I wanted to be her. A romance novelist on an adventure, in the end she finds her own love and sails away living her dream. I want my life to be filled with adventure, love and passion worthy of inspiring me to write. I want to write about real romance, not harlequin romance, real romantic adventure.

That’s MY Dream!

Life is what you make it. If you do what you love I think everything else just happens. Follow your passion.  Make your dreams a reality…jump!

I must be in tune with the Universe because this was the Postcard from Gusto this glorious morning…

Click to enlarge postcard….


"Exploring the never-ending desires that fuel all life, while finding lyrical beauty in everyday happenings."


  • jacquie

    “Fear is the thief of dreams”. So true.

    I can’t tell you how many of my dreams have been thwarted by an inexplicable fear of performing in front of others that started to become apparent during my late 20s. I have a huge fear of being judged. I think I know where it comes from. Actually, I’m pretty sure I know where it comes from.
    I overcompensate by not caring what people think, when I know I really do. Fears. We all have them but they don’t necessarily have to rule our lives. I know what mine are and I’ve found a way to live very successfully by dancing around them. No point in trying to ignore them cuz they’re not going anywhere!

    Marie H. was over a while ago and she gave me some advice; “paint faster”. I’ve used this in my ‘real’ life, too. Trust my instincts and go at life head on and don’t worry so much about what people will think. Trust you’re doing your best. Trust you’re smart enough to make the right decisions. Trust your friends will understand. Trust your feelings.
    Living without fear means living with confidence.

    • Tracy Westerholm

      I think we all have a fear of being judged at some point in our lives Jacquie. I know when I am around certain people I feel more nervous than others for that reason. I don’t generally care what people think of me but it does bother me if someone miss-judges me especially when they don’t take the time to get to know who I truly am.

      I don’t let fear rule my life either but some do pop in now and then for sure.
      I love that you dance around them! I’d like to see that! lol

      I think I fear certain situations when I know or think I am NOT doing what’s best for me…but does it stop me…nay! Live and Learn! Oh well moving on! lol
      I do trust I am smart enough to make the right decisions and that is such a good outlook to have. Trust my friends will understand, if they are good friends they will! And I do trust my feelings…most of the time!

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