Newsletter-cum-magazine of Oasis Movement YEAR 2 I ISSUE 48 I Dec 1, 2009

"If you can dream it, you can do it."

Why to Dream?

Look throughout the world at those who have achieved the most in life. People like JRD Tata, Bill Gates, Dhirubhai Ambani; Leaders like M K Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln; even youth icons like Sachin Tendulkar.

These are the people who have stretched their imaginations to unforeseen levels. They have dreamed at levels we have never imagined. Their visions for what was possible were so far beyond anything any ordinary person would envision. Many people believe they are born great or have gotten lucky. The reality however, is that it’s that simple skill, of dreaming big, that has guided them to their success, fame and fortunes.

No one in this world has ever created or accomplished anything without first seeing it in their mind.

The greatest achievers in human history have been those with the biggest and boldest goals and dreams. Life as we know it wouldn't be what it is today without those individuals.

But we can, too, be one of those people who shape the destiny of the world. Through our dreams, goals and desires we have the power to create something just as extraordinary as the great leaders listed above. Through our dream, through our imagination, our mission and vision will come as soon as we release our perceived limitations and allow our hearts to drive our minds to our dreams.

Dream big

Imagine what it will be like, when we look back on our accomplishments; when we have the opportunity to turn to all those who told us that we could not accomplish our dream. What will it feel like to turn to those people and smile, as without saying anything more, they know by that twinkle in our eyes, we accomplished all we set out to achieve?

When Walt Disney sought financial backing to open a theme park in Orange County, California, no one was interested in lending him money. They thought he was crazy. "Mickey Mouse!" Are you kidding?

The foundation for leadership success, be it in Serving others, business, sports or life in general is dreaming big dreams and turning those dreams into a vision.

As Walt Disney said, "If you can dream it, you can do it."

True leadership originates in a dream. A vision that calls us to action, that puts us in unstoppable state of defying every odd that's against us. The greatest leaders know only the standards set by their dreams of what is truly possible.

Big dreams are where it all starts.




Our Dreams Are Useless Until We Do This

We each have dreams, but they are more at desire or thought level. Once we start dreaming big, they literally shape our thoughts and hopes. But, do we actually believe our dreams are possible? The unfortunate reality for most of us is that our dreams remain only as thoughts and wishes and never convert into actions.

The great Og Mandino said it so well when he wrote: “My dreams are worthless, my plans are dust, my goals are impossible. All are of no value unless they are followed by action.

There are seven steps to dream and make it a reality.

1) Don’t be afraid to dream BIG. It's better to Dream Big and fail to achieve them than to dream small and achieve them! Dreaming the Biggest, dreaming the highest, looking beyond our present limitations is the first step.

2) Dream to succeed. Pablo Picasso once said, “Everything you can imagine is real.” Imagine always of grand success and success will come to us.

3) Put Our Heart into it. When we dream, when we visualize future events, we put our heart into it, fill all the colors of life into it and feel the accomplishments right now with all the emotions in it.

4) Change Dreams to Personal Vision. Once visualized, we put the dream on paper and then make it our personal vision in Life.

5) Act upon Dreams, take the RISK. Act Now. We need to stop waiting for future events to come and heal our present day problems. If we are waiting for more time, money, experience, credentials, or knowledge to accomplish our dreams – we will be sorely disappointed when either we don’t obtain them, or actually do obtain them but realize it was not those things that prohibited us from accomplishing the dream. Let the fear of failure not overcome us, too.


6) Let our Dream inspire others. Sharing our Dream with someone that we trust, respect and/or love is important. It will give us reflection whether it has a power to stir their hearts or not.

7) Believe that dream is possible. If one truly believes that one’s dream is possible, one will do everything and anything to make it a reality. The failure to act on a dream is always the result of the inability to believe the dream is possible.

Success, living up to our potential, and achieving our goals and dreams are possible if we can learn how to Dream big & Act Now!

(Edited from article by Matthew Toone)

Why should we dream the Big and/or give our best efforts in Life?

A beautiful story of a beggar, who gave his least & regretted later is nicely depicted in Gitanjali, a Nobel Prize winner creation by Shri Ravindranath Tagore. Why should we regret tomorrow that we did not dream Bigger?

Click here to read the story in the form of a poem.

Two men were sitting in a coffee shop.

First said: Quickly finish your coffee! It will get cooled.

2nd: So what?

1st replied: O stupid! Look at menu. Cold coffee is at double price.


Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.

~ Bette Davis

When two people are one in their inmost hearts,
They shatter even the strength of iron or of bronze.
And when two people understand each other in their inmost hearts,
Their words are sweet and strong, like the fragrance of orchids.

~ I Ching

Timeless Healing Principles:

1. Take time each day to quiet your mind and meditate. 2. Each day eat a healthy diet that includes the six tastes and a wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables. 3. Engage in daily exercise that enhances flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular fitness. 4. Follow a restful sleep routine. 5. Let go of whatever isn’t serving you, including stored emotional pain. 6. Cultivate loving relationships. 7. Find your unique gifts and talents and use them to serve others. (Courtesy Newsletter, Chopra centre).

Imagine that you have no limitations and then decide what's right before you decide what's possible.

~ Brian Tracy

  Editor's Note

If you shoot for the star, you may land up on the moon”. Very rightly said about Dreaming in life. How can we get 100 in exam, when we prepare for targeting just 60?

“As a young citizen of India, armed with technology, knowledge and love for creativity, I realize that small aim is a crime. I will work and sweat for a great vision, the vision of transforming India into a great nation,” is what Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam chorused with students recently. Is it not applicable to us, too?

So, why to settle for less? Let’s dream Big and make our lives great.

~ Mehul Panchal

  Dare to Dream

Some people only look at life through eyes that seldom gleam
while others look beyond today as they’re guided by a dream

And the dreamers can’t be sidetracked by dissenters who may laugh
for only they alone can know how special is their path

But dreams aren’t captured easily; there’s much work before you’re through
but the time and efforts are all worthwhile when the impossible comes true

And dreams have strength in numbers for when a common goal is shared
the once impossible comes true because of all who cared

And once it’s seen as reality a dream has just begun
for magically from dreams come dreams And a walk becomes a run

But with growth of course comes obstacles and with obstacles come fear
but the dream that is worth dreaming finds its way to the dear

And the dream continues growing Reaching heights before unseen
And it’s all because of the courage of the dreamers and their dream.

(poem by John Turnipseed)

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