11/11, 11:11

11/11, 11:11

“I always catch the clock it’s 11:11
And now you want to talk
It’s not hard to dream
You’ll always be my…” Konstantine, by Something Corporate

There’s a legend that when it turns 11:11: you are supposed to make a wish. And for the super passionate and adventurous ones of us: talk about all your dreams for a full minute. Right now, ready go….

Some may find this a difficult task. But like one of the most heart-wrenching songs I’ve ever heard , by one of the most incredible songwriters I have ever met (from whose concert I just returned), says: it’s not hard to dream when you know exactly what you want. When its been placed in your heart from long before. When your dream has become a part of your reality. You could talk about it for a minute, you could talk about it for an hour, you could talk about it for a lifetime.

Everyone has a dream. Some have a constant one that has either haunted them or motivated them for many years while they wait for it to come true. Some have a new dream, one that portrays hope with every fiber of its being. What we need to do more than anything is believe in the beauty of our dreams. In the beauty that, some day, if it’s best for us: that dream will become reality. Or if it’s not, it will morph or transform entirely into a new dream, even better than the one we initially hoped for. A new calling and vision. But whatever it is, speak your dream into life! Don’t hide it, in fear that it will never come true. Or in fear that someone will judge you for it. At the end of the day we all have the one thing that it will never be hard for us to continue believing and hoping for. And it’s worth your hope and words and faith and life and energy to dream, speak, and pursue into being.

Happy 11/11…11:11. Here’s to keeping the dream alive.

And it’s hard to hold a candle in the cold November Rain…

And it's hard to hold a candle in the cold November Rain...

Happy November, from Guns N’ Roses… and Me :). November Rain is one of those classic songs that brings you into a feeling like fall colors bring you into a season. It’s a beautiful lyrical and musical piece (Fun Fact: It is the longest song that made it on the Billboard 100 top 10– 8 minutes 57 seconds) but according to my philosophical paradigm about music; the truly beautiful part of this song is its expression of what cannot be spoken, but something we cannot be silent on. It express nostalgia, longing for what was and trying to hold onto it in the midst of changing weather.

Like Axl writes, “hearts can change”, but that is not the only thing in life that changes. In fact, the truth is life is all about change. And a change in season often mirrors a change in life circumstances. Some of us welcome Change with open arms, and some of us try to avoid it and live in the past. Either way, the only true thing about change is that it happens. And it happens to all of us. But the real lesson we must learn in the face of welcome and unwelcome change in our lives is that the better we prepare ourselves to handle the unexpected, the better we are able to live in the moment and not worry about what the next season of life will bring.

So here’s to a new season, one where we can embrace something new, and step out into the unknown. A new season, a new chance to FALL in love with your life. Every second of it.