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“I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.” Jonas Salk

Haiku: Just A Dream...  The Nightmare by John Henry Fuseli

Haiku: Just A Dream… The Nightmare by John Henry Fuseli

Third door to your left
Wisdom lay dead, Greed glared back
The nightmare beckoned…

“Brute!” said the horse head
Winner take all, but what for?
“Tough!” said Greed, “Mine, Mine…”

There are great lessons to learn in dreams. Our nightmares remind us of what to conquer and what to embrace.  More below!

“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.” Frida Kahlo

Haiku: Just A Dream...  The Knight's Dream by Antonio de Pereda

Haiku: Just A Dream… The Knight’s Dream by Antonio de Pereda

Beyond the door, FATE
No guarantees Greed won’t fail
Hunger waits her turn…

We look often at others to change, but we do nothing to help ourselves change… Fate has her place, but we determine our reality.  Happy Holiday Season to All! What nightmares wake you up at night?  What are your thoughts?

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Daily Prompt: Just a Dream. You’re having a nightmare, and have to choose between three doors. Pick one, and tell us about what you find on the other side.

*Please bear with me as I catch up on your blogs and commenting… I’m back on track; albeit at a slow pace. Thank you all for your patience! 🙂

Positive Motivation Tip: Our dreams can become nightmares if we don’t explore them. Take a chance. Explore!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos The Nightmare, The Knight’s Dream via Wikipedia, via Flickr, or via my personal collection

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

44 Comments leave one →
  1. 21/12/2012 12:54 am

    hello 🙂 “Make your dream devour your life so that life does not devour your dream. ‘
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    ! these nights i have no nightmars, but blue and purple dreams…
    Many blessings to you ! Thant you for inspiring me and i wish you a wonderful new year in this prophétic new world !

    • 21/12/2012 3:04 pm

      TY for inspiring me too and giving me a place to quietly practice learning french. Happy Season to you! 🙂

  2. 21/12/2012 1:07 am

    Stunning pictures! And great post as usual 🙂

    • 21/12/2012 3:16 pm

      TY for your comment… I thoroughly enjoyed your post too! 🙂

  3. 21/12/2012 1:15 am

    Isn’t it funny how our dreams are fascinating to ourselves and deadly dull to those we tell?

    • 21/12/2012 3:19 pm

      Are you suggesting my haiku dream stinks? 😆 Some dreams are fascinating to others; especially when there’s intrigue involved. 🙂 {{{HUGS}}}

  4. 21/12/2012 1:34 am

    Beautiful my friend. Dreams gives us hope that better things happen and I agree, it helps us overcome the bad ones. Wishing you and your family all the joys, love and peace of the holidays.

    • 21/12/2012 3:20 pm

      Wishing you and yours same IT! I appreciate the feedback always… 🙂

  5. 21/12/2012 2:44 am

    If “you” forget to dream while “you” are awake,
    so everything can end in a nightmare… 🙂

    • 21/12/2012 3:23 pm

      I hope not… I’m a day dreamer and sometimes I have nightmares but not much. I have found that certain foods and news reports trigger nightmares so I avoid them… 🙂 TY!

  6. 21/12/2012 3:34 am

    Waking up from a nightmare, and realizing it was a nightmare has to be the best feeling ever.

    • 21/12/2012 3:27 pm

      Yes… it does. Lucid dreams make me jittery because they seem so real. Phew! 🙂 TY!

  7. 21/12/2012 5:26 am

    Our nightmares remind us of what to conquer and what to embrace.
    very very well said! and i love that painting the Nightmare, really . lol i’ve seen it only in the encyclopedia when i was a kid ^^

    • 21/12/2012 3:34 pm

      I thought it was perfect for what I was planning to write so I went for it… Glad you had a chuckle… TY! 🙂

  8. 21/12/2012 6:05 am

    Wonderful! And thank you so much for the mention in Related Articles. Very much appreciated. Have a wonderful holiday everyone!

    • 21/12/2012 3:36 pm

      TY for stopping by to leave a comment … much appreciated. Happy Holidays too! 🙂

  9. 21/12/2012 7:18 am

    ‘Our nightmares remind us of what to conquer and what to embrace.” So well said, Elizabeth! Love it!

    • 21/12/2012 3:44 pm

      TY Amy! Glad you connected with that line… I’ve been thinking about it a lot. Whenever I’m under great stress, I dream more and have more nightmares… so I believe it.

  10. 21/12/2012 8:03 am

    No nightmares here, however if they come along one day, it may be a nice change from the usual zzzzz’s every night! 🙂 I love the first image!

    • 21/12/2012 3:52 pm

      Nightmares as a nice change? Sunshine you are funny! I hope you don’t have any as having nightly, restful zzzzzzzz’s is a gift. 🙂 I loved that image too. TY! 🙂

  11. 21/12/2012 8:31 am

    Thanks for the pingback. This line is very true ‘Our nightmares remind us of what to conquer and what to embrace.’ I hope you’ll stop by again soon.

    • 21/12/2012 3:54 pm

      TY for your feedback and yes, I’ll gladly stop by again because you interact and reciprocate and that is what blogging is about. TY! Happy Holidays! 🙂

      • 21/12/2012 10:26 pm

        I try to reciprocate and interact as much as possible with other bloggers. Hope you have a great holiday season and new year! 🙂

    • 26/12/2012 5:31 pm

      TY dear and same to you always. 😉

  12. 21/12/2012 6:50 pm

    I rarely can remember my dreams. Maybe it’s a good thing, as I think that some are quite scary.

    • 21/12/2012 7:13 pm

      Ha ha!If they are so scary, best to forget. 🙂

  13. 21/12/2012 9:43 pm

    Nice. You seemed to have disappeared from my reader so I fe-followed you and hopefully that will do the trick…

    • 26/12/2012 5:33 pm

      TY dear! It seems to b a common problem of late and I have no idea why. I work off likes and comments now but I do hope it gets resolved. TY for re-following me. Appreciated. 😉

  14. 21/12/2012 9:54 pm

    Peace, joy and love I send your way for 2013.
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Eliz.

    • 26/12/2012 5:40 pm

      Same to you Tracy… A blessing to have connected with you… 😉
      ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪ 😆 Happy Holidays to You & Yours! 😆 .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
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  15. 21/12/2012 10:54 pm

    Very timely for me…love this set, and many of the quotations that I hadn’t seen before.

    • 26/12/2012 5:41 pm

      TY dear one… I’m still catching up.. TY for the feedback! 🙂

  16. 22/12/2012 11:57 pm

    Thanks for encouraging me to continue to dream. And to explore those dreams. It’s good to be reminded that we’re never too old to open up to the idea that we can explore new and fresh possibilities! 🙂

    • 26/12/2012 5:43 pm

      I like to be reminded too… I have a tendency to think that we stop certain things after a certain age… No we don’t have to. TY! 🙂

  17. 26/12/2012 3:38 am

    I’d better sharpen my haiku pencil in time for the January Mindful Writing challenge!

    • 26/12/2012 5:44 pm

      What is that? I’m curious… I don’t know how you keep up with all the blog groups you joined. 😆

  18. 27/12/2012 11:51 am

    So true, Elizabeth! Dreams can become nightmares if we don’t pursue them.

    • 27/12/2012 12:46 pm

      For sure… and we all live at least one of them in our lifetime. TY! 🙂

  19. 08/01/2013 8:36 am

    I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality. Wonderful reality.


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