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Dreams come to you at night for a reason

They sometimes do not come for days or weeks. They sometimes come in waves. Sometimes, just sometimes, they come so clear and vibrant it feels like they touch your very soul. But there is a reason dreams come to you in your sleep. Dreams need your undivided attention. Dreams need the canvas of your mind to express the subconscious and plant important information that one day will trigger a response. What that response will be is not always be clear. But it does have your undivided attention.

What is clear is how a dream can repeat many times before we feel that it moves on. But why? Has its purpose been achieved? Was I supposed to do something? Is there a level in our brains that we have yet to unlock that would explain such strange and obscure visions? Maybe you are not meant to understand everything. Maybe you are only supposed to have a glimpse into a world we cannot comprehend just yet. And maybe, just maybe they come to us in our sleep so we cannot avoid them.

Our lives are filled with millions upon millions of information that we have to digest in a fraction of a second. Messages, discussions, images, smells, sounds and so much more that even thinking about the volume of information can make you feel quite dizzy. Whatever dreams are and mean one thing is clear when we dream with our eyes open we can achieve such incredible heights, but it takes discipline and focus to stay true to these dreams without wondering off on to different paths.

I myself constantly find myself thinking of a new business idea, a blog I would like to write about Social Media, Emerging technology, Football and more. But, I keep Snapping myself back on track to keep writing this blog so that maybe it inspires at least one other person to do something with their lives, to keep focused on my business and my work, to keep focused on being a good father, husband and friend.

Whatever dreams come to you tonight may they bring you comfort, joy or inspire you to do something great the next day. Whatever your dreams are tonight, know they are yours to do with when you awake the next morning. They are yours to fuel your ambitions and to quell your fears about all the things you cannot do. For a dream comes to you at night, when you are asleep, because you cannot turn off the channel, get up and move on or any other thing we do in life to avoid what we need to see. Dreams come to you in your sleep so you listen to them and act on them when you awake. Dream big and live happy.

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2012 in Blog, Miscellaneous, motivation

 

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LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS ABOUT FINDING THE ANSWER

I doubt there are many people in this world who do not have a million questions rolling around their mind on any given day. Why doesn’t she love me? Why is he mean? When will I get a pay rise? Why do the children not listen? And even the big ones like; Why are we here?

Many of these questions could be answered very simply, yet I am sure that in most cases, even the other party cold not answer them. But the big questions in life keep us searching and guessing year after year. Religion and science play a ping pong game with the question leaving every one a little bemused by the entire question. But maybe we are not supposed to know the answer?

We are a curious species that always searches for more answers to everything in our lives. The hardest one of all would probably understanding ourselves, yet alone the other people we spend our time with. I have lost count the amount of times I have sat after an incident, once the initial anger subsided, lost in why I reacted the way I did. I have often not liked what the answer was as it showed my insecurities and worries, a defense mechanism because I didn’t like what was in front of me or what that said about me.

So the real question is could we really handle the truth anyway?  Whatever the truth and real story is about why why we are here and what we are supposed to be doing, we will obviously find out one way or another so whats the rush. Remember Einstein always used to say, “If I had one hour to solve a problem, I would spend 55 minutes finding out what the question is.” Maybe we are all just asking the the wrong questions?

 

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The day I saw Ray

Sporting the latest Barbie accessory is Meena

Sporting the latest Barbie accessory is Meena

With only a few days of the holiday left it was natural that the children would remember the sunglasses they bought before coming. Maybe it was meeting the italians or more likely just stumbling across them before we left the villa but we were given a beach fashion show by both children when we arrived at the beach. With the Italian girls nowhere to be seen the fashion show was cut short and we all got ready to go snorkeling. To show how appealing the sights of fish close to shore is even Francis, the nanny, who had not even wanted to come to the beach until we persuaded her to leave the house decided to join us by using the spare mask. The children’s constant nagging might have had something to do with it as well.
Not wanting to be outdone Adam gets out his shades

Not wanting to be outdone Adam gets out his shades

Looks like the Italian influence has made an impression

Looks like the Italian influence has made an impression

Adam giving instructions to his sister

Adam giving instructions to his sister

On the way down to the sea Adam was curious as to why on this day a lifeguard was sat by the water when all the other days there had been no one. His simple question was, “Where have you been all the other days?” The lifeguard looked a little perplexed and only when he realized that Adam was accompanied by the rest of us did he offer a response. “I have been ill,” came the unconvincing reply. Adam was not finished yet with the lifeguard who was becoming increasingly uncomfortable. A small frown was on Adams face as a question formed inside his head. “What would have happened if I was drowning yesterday?” was what finally emerged from a six year old boy clearly concerned at this stage. I wanted to go swimming and we were holding up the queue but at this point I was kind of interested to hear the response myself. We never got an answer from the embarrassed lifeguard ad Adam continued to be suspicious of the man all day.
Meena trying to catch a crab

Meena trying to catch a crab

Adam taking pictures with his own camera

Adam taking pictures with his own camera

Francis enjoyed her swim and the children enjoyed her joining them but she made it quite clear that was the one and only time she wanted to enter the sea. Back on land Meena and Adam turned into pure naturalists and wanted to explore the animals that were around the edge of the water. Actually Adam seemed to be giving directions and his braver sister was the one that was catching, or at least trying to catch, sand hoppers and crabs. Francis joined in and caught a crab. Seeing that Meena and Adam were afraid of being nipped by the small crab she preceded to pull off the two arms of the crab. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing as she then tried to hand the armless crab to Meena. Meena looked at the crab and turned away to me saying, “She pulled his arms off!” I told Francis that she may as well have just stamped on the crab as it now stood little chance of surviving back in the water. She looked at me as if I was crazy and just returned the crab to the sea, as she passed me walking up to the beach her expression was clearly saying, “It’s just a crab you moron!”
Adam taking a close up of Suzy

Adam taking a close up of Suzy

Suzy, Yasmine and me at Sharm Reef Beach

Suzy, Yasmine and me at Sharm Reef Beach

Adam asking the lifeguard where he had been all the other times we'd visited this beach

Adam asking the lifeguard where he had been all the other times we'd visited this beach

Snorkeling with Yasmine and Meena in the afternoon I thought I heard Yasmine say shark from under the water. It’s amazing how a word like that can travel through the water when normally you can’t hear a thing. I quickly popped my head above water and Yasmine said shark again and then I could see her pointing down below. Quickly scanning the water below I could make out a shape that was moving in a shark like way. It turned out to be a large fish but it did look like a shark and there are sharks in the waters of Sharm. Yasmine told me be that she always used to see sharks by the coast when she swam here but now due to over diving and the pollution. It is amazing though how just hearing the word shark in the water stays in your mind. What also crossed my mind was that days earlier I had not fancied my chances with a barn owl, what chance would I really stand with a shark?
Even Francis couldn't miss an opportunity to see the fish

Even Francis couldn't miss an opportunity to see the fish

Adam, Suzy and Yasmine enjoying Sharm Reef Beach

Adam, Suzy and Yasmine enjoying Sharm Reef Beach

The Pacha boat makes a brief appearance

The Pacha boat makes a brief appearance

Later in the afternoon Adam and Meena were invited by the Italian girls father to have ice cream. Yasmine and Suzy were sleeping on the beach so I thought it was an ideal time to go snorkeling. I wish that Yasmine had come with me because what I saw she would have loved. After about fifteen minutes I was started to head back towards the steps. Deep in the water below me I saw some strange white shapes but I couldn’t work out what it was. Concentrating on the shapes I gradually realized what it was. It was a giant manta ray. It was massive! Judging from the distance and its wingspan the creature was a wide as I was tall, if not bigger. It slowly glided through the water and was an incredible scene. Seeing the ray moving effortlessly through the water was a wonderful sight and for me was the best thing I had seen in the sea, which is saying a lot after everything we have seen on this holiday. I was torn from going up the steps and getting Yasmine or just watching it. But the ray just seemed to sink into the depths and disappear.
A parrot fish swimming close to shore

A parrot fish swimming close to shore

Another large colored fish comes in close

Another large colored fish comes in close

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2009 in Blog, travel

 

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