Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Double Dog Dare (Wishcasting Wednesday)

Remember that? To be double dogged dared ... to be pushed to the edge and taunted "come on, don't be a scared-dee cat" and either caving into peer pressure or slinking away, the label of Afraid pinned to your back.

There is so much positive, encouraging energy out here and I've found myself jumping in to waters I would never have imagined myself capable of swimming. I have received wonderfully gentle, encouraging nudges to share my vision, speak my words and I have responded to fear and uncertainty by daring myself many times.

So here's the thing: it is exciting to join in, to move outside of the comfort zone and expand my horizons. I am participating in Marisa Haedike and Sean Hogan's ecourse Be It Live It Do It (April in Paris) and I am struck by the fact that I am not sure what my "it" is? Well, my dreams of course. And everyone is talking about living their dreams, birthing their dreams, giving wings to them and I am definitely waving my pom poms and enthusiastically cheering everyone on.

And I know dreams come in various sizes and forms according to the dreamer and certainly I am the only judge of what is a dream for me. But I am wondering about all this calling into action? Yeah, I signed up and climbed aboard and am very excited to dig around and unearth whatever is germinating deep within me. But I am wondering - daring to consider in fact - that maybe I already have "it" and in fact am living "it" and I just need to recognize and appreciate this fact? Am I so busy looking up at the sky, squinting to see my dreams on the horizon that I am missing the fact they are laying comfortably by my feet, waiting to be acknowledged?

I dare to say I don't know.
I am uncertain.
I can change my mind.
I may want some time.

I wish to dare to consider the pieces of my life -
the messiness, the uncertainty, the eruptions and interruptions, false starts, dead ends, lost bits and scattered ideas -
are part of a larger form I may not be ready to take in.
or understand.

I wish to dare to consider
I may already be living my dream
and I wish to dare to believe
doing so
living "it"
it is much simpler
than my mind makes it out to be.

So many wonderful dares to read about over here.


  1. How interesting! I've been thinking about dreams a lot recently and wondering how many of us get lost on those dreams - the yummy feelings that come with them, the promises of things yet to come.

    My dare to myself would be to, in a sense, let go of the dreams and live - as you so poetically state.

    Lovely, Lis!!

  2. Bliss. Your words open that bliss space in me. Love the poetry just oozing from your spirit, beloved one.

    As Lis wishes, so I wish for her also...

    I dare to wish in this way....

  3. we are on the same path, sister!
    i would love to be a part of your journey.

    *as lis wishes for herself, so I wish for her also*

  4. Totally understand this.

    As Lis wishes for herself, so I wish for her also!

  5. As Lis wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. What a wonderful post and such inspiring thoughts today. Thank you for permission to think about what is already happening and not obsessing on what is always out there waiting for me.

  6. love your dare I poem. I dare to live my dream too!

  7. Well said and it made me let out a sigh of relief. As Lis wishes for herself, so I wish for her as well.

  8. Your poetry is so inspiring. I love the idea of daring to change our minds or to be uncertain. That resonates with me too. As Lis wishes for herself, I wish for her also.

  9. As Lis wishes for herself, I wish for her also!

    Now that is true wisdom! Daring to acknowledge you are happy, powerful and profound. And can I say, that is the cutest photo ever? Enjoy the happiness.

  10. Oh Lis, so much to think about here and in the Paris course. Thank you for your comment on my blog and for saying hello. It really is tough to decide. If I focus on A then what if B is what I was really supposed to be doing? There is some comfort in knowing we are not alone, though.

  11. Such a wonderful post. I love your words and how you capture what it is to dare and reach for one's dreams.
    As Lis wishes for herself, I wish for her also!

  12. So true. Sometimes we wish, then we want to tweak it, adjust it, change it up. For some reason we don't always feel like we have the right to even though it was our own dream! We are crazy beings, aren't we? Your photo looks like a dream come true. 3 kindred spirits

  13. Exactly!! Exactly!! Exactly!

  14. Ohh I love that photo so that you and your son?

    As you wish for yourself I so lovingly wish this for you also ...

    So well expressed are in your present life built out of your dreams ...your next part and dream will unfold before your very eyes.

  15. Hi Lis,
    This is EXACTLY why I have another award for you! It's here:
    Sorry to give you two in such quick succession, but I try very hard to fit the award to the people, and this one (as interpreted by me) had your name on it!

  16. Very well said Lis and your post is giving me some serious food for thought. I am right besides you cheering you on. As Lis wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

  17. beautiful... dreams are wonderful, but there does often seem to be an over focus on having them and striving for them, and ultimately, it's all future orientated.... now matters above all.

  18. I wish to dare to consider I may already be living my dream....

    This statement makes me pause and consider LIFE.
    Am I living my dream without knowing it? Or, is living all there is.....?

    As Lis wishes for herself, I wish for her also.

  19. hmm, i think it's great to have one big dream....and maybe a few little ones in between...if we don't dream we don't do anything....that i can tell you for certain....but ultimately you're right we should be living our dream now.