Thursday Thought #135: Capturing Your Vision

“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” – Gospel of Thomas

Have you ever had a vision?

A vision to create something that does not exist. Something that’s true to your essence and perhaps lies in a core desire.

There’s an energy that calls us towards the things that we believe in — the things that were made perhaps only for us.

Sometimes those callings don’t make sense to the outside world. Sometimes they don’t even make sense to us. But we follow them nevertheless.

They don’t always lead to points of satisfaction. Sometimes, they lead to points of frustration, disappointment, even pain.

Visions can be heavy yearnings experiences. It’s hard to relate a concept that’s in our minds and in our soul — one that feels as real as the objects right in front of our eyes — to another human being who does not see the same experience from within ourselves. It can feel like rejection when someone doesn’t buy into an idea that you believe has a real merit for beauty and power.

Vision requires belief and a faith in yourself and your muse. It comes with the wonderful exaltation of the feeling of completing something that is meaningful to you.

And if you birth it…it just might change the course of someone’s life, or of aneighborhood, or of an epoch.

Vision is the voice that says someday.

For if you do not birth what you see, no one else will ever see what you had the gift of beholding.