How to Decipher Dreams from True Desire

One keeps you awake at night, the other helps you sleep.

Jeremiah S Blanchard
4 min readJul 9, 2020

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“The world is little, people are little, human life is little. There is only one big thing — desire.
― Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark

You have a special place in your mind. We all do.

Deep within the wellspring of mind, under the faint footprint of consciousness exists a space where thought is formed. It is here where our greatest ideas are born. But from where they come, we’ll not ever know.

This space deep within the mind is also home to another companion.

Neighbor to idea and parent to dream, is desire.

It is this desire that fuels you. And it silently fuels all of us.

Without desire there can be no achievement. Without this youngling of obsession that forges our spiritual and mental framework, we are meant for nothing.

Without desire, we walk without purpose.

And it is this desire that shapes the world of men and things.

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You have desire within you. We all do.

You know it because it’s the one thought that will keep you up at night. It will test your will and your diligence. It will burn your eyes with sweat and blur your vision with long days.

And if you really want this thing you’re after — you will welcome it.

All great men have desire. We desire fame, riches, to leave a mark, to build something, to help someone, to have someone and to make the world better.

We desire a better self, a better life and a better world.

But only few ever meet their desire face to face. Only the true and the tested stand firm, unwavering until their desire is met.

Only those who follow the path of dreams understand this truth. Because only those who travel beyond the path of dreams will obtain their desire.

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Jeremiah S Blanchard

Blogger | Philosopher | Self Help & Inspirational Writer | Common sense advice for the common person, hoping to leave the world a bit better than I found it.