Here are my answers to this week’s Share Your World from Sparks
Why do we dream?
I believe that our minds are free during the dream state. This can cause us to be receptive to a calling or answers to problems that we would ignore during our wakeful state. I had particularly vivid dreams before getting back to writing my book. All these dreams indicated that I should ‘complete something I’d started’ or that a project needed to come to fruition and that it would be successful.
Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become?
It could do. When I was growing up it did not help you to fit in if you had a strange or unacceptable name! I was teased mercilessly about my Greek surname, However, I was proud of it and the teasing only helped to toughen me up and to ignore kids who were mean. These days kids seem to be far more accepting of strange names. I was once very worried that the Grade Ones in my class would pack up laughing when they heard the name of a new child I was about to introduce to them. They didn’t flicker – simply greeted her by her odd name and welcomed her to the class! I don’t know why I was so surprised as most of them had ‘odd’ names too.
A famous name can also help or hinder you in life, I suppose. If your parents are known as high achievers it might be expected of you to follow suit. On the other hand you could totally rebel against your famous name. It all depends on how you handle your circumstances doesn’t it.
Does hardship make a person stronger? (example: What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger)
I honestly believe in most cases it does. On the other hand if the hardship is really bad it could be permanently damaging to that person. Post Traumatic Stress is not to be sneezed at.
In my own life I have found that when we as a family were going through tough times it drew us closer together and definitely made us stronger.
Why do we judge ourselves by our intentions, but judge others by their actions?
Well, we plan for things to work out a certain way and when it doesn’t we make excuses otherwise we would beat ourselves up with guilt and go into a deep depression. But when other people’s actions impact on us we just can’t see why. Understanding things from another’s point of view is not easy and requires a lot of work. It is just easier to judge than to understand. But when you really know somebody else’s story then you understand why they act the way they do.
GRATITUDE SECTION (Always Optional)
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