"If you can dream-and not make dreams your master," is a crucial notion for maintaining equilibrium. Dreams, in other words, should not be your sole objectives, goals, or ideas. This proverb suggests that individuals should not be slaves to their dreams, continually striving for them. Rather, they should be satisfied with what they have and don't focus on future events.
Making dreams your master means that you are only concerned with achieving certain things within these dreams. You ignore other possibilities that may come up along the way. For example, if you want to become an actor but you only care about winning roles, then you are being driven by your dreams rather than your skills. Even though you might get selected for some parts, you aren't going to be happy with yourself if you know that you could have done better if you had been trying out for different roles.
It's important to note that this proverb isn't saying that you shouldn't pursue your dreams. Of course you should! It's just that you shouldn't make them your only goal because sooner or later you will run into problems when you realize that you haven't achieved anything yet. At that point, you will be forced to deal with negative emotions such as disappointment or frustration which will affect your daily life activities.
The next time you find yourself constantly thinking about your dreams, try to shift your attention towards other things that don't involve fulfilling them.
In general, if you are not a part of the dream, it signifies that you want to witness the change that you want to see or that you do not want to be a part of it because you do not believe it is appropriate to do so. For example, if you are dreaming that you are a famous singer and you do not want to be a part of the audience, then it would be appropriate for you to sing along with the singer on stage because you are there to watch them perform.
If you are the main character in your dream, this means that you will experience the change first-hand. You will be able to help bring about the result that you desire because you are a part of it. For example, if you are a famous singer and you do want to be a part of the audience, then it would be inappropriate for you to sing along with them since they are not aware that you are there. Instead, you should wait until their performance is over before you join them on stage.
Being the main character in your dream also means that you will have responsibility for what happens next. If anything bad happens to the main character, this will affect you too. For example, if the main character gets injured in your dream, then you may get hurt too. This is because you are connected to them in some way; therefore, any injury that they receive is also an injury for you.
Take a stroll through these dream quotations with me to begin believing.