Are You A Dreamer?

I'm A Dreamer


“Yes, I am a dreamer; for a dreamer is one who can find his way
by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world.” –
Oscar Wilde

In the song “Imagine” John Lennon suggests that we may think that his world view put forward in his song, is that of a dreamer; and that we might think that dreamers have lost touch with reality. And yet Oscar Wilde suggests here that the truth is far from it, that in fact the dreamers are those who can walk in the darkness of a world that has yet to see the new dawn, as if the little light they have is proof enough that the dawn is coming!

Have you ever thought of yourself as a dreamer or been told you’re dreaming, as if that were a negative thing? Maybe it’s time to consider that the “dream” you were thinking or speaking about is a reality that is on its way?

To have the thought that something that isn’t in the physical world at this time, will be! To have that knowledge that your imagination is the way to look into the future with certainty! To become a visionary like Martin Luther King, who declared his “Dream” to the world unafraid of what people would think, say or do as a result! Surely living like this, to live in the light of what you can see and being willing to speak of that light, must be so much better than being fearful of the present and uncertain and negative about the future?

John Lennon ended his “You may say that I’m a dreamer!” line with the words “But I’m not the only one. I hope some day you’ll join us, then the world can live as one!” I think you may have gathered I’m a dreamer, but what about you?