“Hope is a waking dream.” ~ Aristotle
Hoping, dreaming, praying and having faith are all the things that help us get through each day of our lives. This quote has the same powerful message as: “Courage is Fear Walking.” Hope and Courage; we either have to walk through it or dream through it, but either way we live through it all with Faith.
To me the word hope is similar to the word faith which I created an acronym for when I was writing a piano song: “Faith: Fearless Attitude in thy Heart”. Having Hope and Faith gets me through each day along with my daily spiritual meditations and guidance from Quan Yin.
Of all the times I’ve flipped through my little Dream Quotes book I don’t think I’ve ever seen this quote from Aristotle, what a serendipitous event to find it today! I am actually living my dream today by publishing my book Zen Daily Words that I have dreamt about doing for quite a while now.
It’s quite miraculous when we dream something, and then we make it happen, and we take the action to have it become reality. It all starts with a little bit of Hope, Faith & Courage, and a lot of hard work. In the end it’s all worth it, especially if it makes a difference in someone else’s life for the better. My mission in life is to share loving-kindness and compassion with all. Hopefully my new inspiring book will offer many mindful moments and enjoyment for all those who read it!
I love knowing I dream in vivid color and that I can create something in my mind and imagination that has never been made before. I don’t know about the practicality of this particular creation, but nevertheless it just goes to prove how with some dreams we can actually make them into reality, as this quote suggests; put a foundation under them! That’s what makes dreams so fascinating and so magical!
I love this quote and I will definitely ponder on what my dreams were of my youth! My other favorite quote by James Allen: “Dream lofty dreams, as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you one day shall be: your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.”