From today's DailyOm:
Some wishes come true while others remain ethereal visions that either stay with us or fade like a star in the light of morning. Whether they come true or not, wishes are important missives, expressing our heart’s desire as well as our intention to create something new in our lives. When we wish for something, our consciousness opens to receiving it, like a flower unfolding its petals to receive a bee.
It is a wonder what happens to the dreamers over time. It is so easy to become jaded by "wisdom" and responsibility. The most wonder many allow into their lives is the purchase of a lottery ticket.
When I turned the corner on 35, I began an arduous battle for my inner dreamer. The one that used to steadfastly believe the things she desired would come to her - even when all the "logics" told her she was insane for thinking so. I realized I was no longer listening to my heart and letting it guide me, trusting my own internal mechanism for carrying me through tough decisions. Instead, I was wrestling my heart to the floor and knocking myself well off balance in the process.
Over time, you collect bumps and bruises and the mind records them like home movies, playing them back for you as proof that perhaps the mind knows more than you ever gave it credit for in your younger years. Doubt. Fear. Historical proof. They are all dream killers. It becomes common practice to form at least five rebuttals to your hearts desire. Your compass is gradually rewired until suddenly you find yourself making prudent decision after prudent decision...then wondering why you are so impossibly unhappy.
The answer is simple. You are unhappy because you are unfulfilled. You are unfulfilled because you are now only responding to one half of you. You honor physical experience and your mind. You turn your heart into a foreign object that you no longer trust - because your mind told you so.
Today I remind myself of all the times my heart has been right. I remind myself of the magic that comes with a wish granted. Today, I listen to the guide that has always been right. Even when I felt it steered me wrong.
Make a wish.