Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Life's Jigsaw - Yearning: Dreams and Desires

Life is like a jigsaw puzzle. Each little piece is an aspect of our journey through it. And when at last we find that last piece and fit it into place, we eventually see the meaning of this life.


UBC Day 29 
The Y Piece - Yearnings: Dreams and Desires

Synonyms for Yearning: Desire, Dream

Letting go of eXpectations however does not mean you let go of your dreams or desires.

When we dream we set an intention and the Universe has something to work with for us. And even if that exact dream is not in your destiny, the Universe will provide the next step in your journey.

The dreams that we have a deep desire for are probably the ones that will come true as I believe they are good indicators of our destiny. But we need to let go of the need for it to come true in the way we want it to or imagine it to come true. And we do need to set our intentions in a way that the Universe can work with.

One of my dreams was to build my own house. But I didn't ask for a magnificent mansion, I asked for a house that was sufficient for my needs. And so 17 years ago, my dream came true of building my own house. I think if I had asked for a magnificent mansion or got too prescriptive, I might still be waiting for that dream to come true. (By the way, magnificent mansions hold no appeal for me. My small cosy home is just perfect for me).

So in other words, we set an intention but from then on we let go and go with the flow. Often we ourselves get into the way of our dreams or dither about constantly changing the parameters of our dreams and then keep complaining that they never come true.

This poem by Lauretta Burns, sums it up very nicely.

As children bring their broken toys with tears for us to mend, 
I brought my broken dreams to God, because He was my friend. 

But then, instead of leaving Him, in peace, to work alone; 
I hung around and tried to help, with ways that were my own. 

At last, I snatched them back and cried, "How can you be so slow?" 
"My child," He said, "What could I do? You never did let go.


Wishing you many dreams come true. 


The Jigsaw Pieces of my journey so far

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16 comments:

  1. Letting go of eXpectations however does not mean you let go of your dreams or desires.
    That's a great line there! And you have aptly put it there! Sometimes discouragement hits us so bad we let go of everything!

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  2. I can only quote the inspiring words, Suzy: ", we set an intention but from then on we let go and go with the flow. Often we ourselves get into the way of our dreams or dither about constantly changing the parameters of our dreams and then complaining that they never come true."
    Do I need to say more?!

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  3. When u dont expect too much life becomes simpler I think

    PhenoMenon
    http://throodalookingglass.com/2014/04/yours-tastefully/

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  4. Fully agree with you Suzy! And may your dreams come true too! Thank you! :)

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  5. "But we need to let go of the need for it to come true in the way we want it to or imagine it to come true." - Very well said. A wonderful post reminding us of the value of balancing the act of dreaming and letting go of the expectation.

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  6. It's all balance....we just have to continue living our dreams while moderating what we expect!

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  7. I have learnt one thing... Lesser the expectations, lesser the disappointments! :D

    ~S(t)ri Writes

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  8. The poem is so very apt.I find it almost impossible to let go.Hope, I will learn slowly & surely.

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  9. That poem is interesting !
    Yearning is must in life for what ever it might be.......

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  10. A super post. I love the poem - it's so true. :)

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  11. So true...sometimes we forget the more important things in life and expect things that are not really imperative to existence
    Z for Zen-Random Thoughts Naba

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  12. I loved the poem you included. I try not to yearn to much in life because it generally only ends in disappointment.

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  13. We tend to hold on and don't trust him to do the right thing, sometimes. Being content is a great way to be happy, lovely post.

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  14. sometimes expectations make us strive for more... sometimes they tie us down. I loved the verses you shared. They are so beautiful and profound.

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  15. I have seen my small dreams coming true, prayers for others realizing! I totally agree with you word by word. Loved the way you have expressed things here. The poem in the end is insightful indeed!

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  16. Beautiful poem. Dreams do come true and I am a firm believer.

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