As children bring their broken toys with tears for us to mend, I brought my broken dreams to God because He was my friend.
But then, instead of leaving Him in peace to work alone, I hung around and tried to help in my own ways.
At last, I snatched them back and cried, “How can You be so slow?” “My child”, He said, “What could I do? You never did let go.” – Anonymous.
Dreams are a special part of life; they can inspire us to reach for the stars and motivate us to keep going even when times get tough.
We all have dreams we carry around with us. Some of these dreams might be big, while others are small. But they are all meaningful and essential to us in our own unique ways.
Unfortunately, sometimes those dreams do not come true. We can feel like we’ve been punched in the gut when a dream that was so close to becoming a reality fails to materialize.
But what happens when our dreams are broken and can never come true?
How do we cope with the disappointment?
We all have dreams, but not all of them are meant to come true. Here’s how to deal with broken dreams that can never become a reality.
Take Time To Grieve
Feeling sad or disappointed when a dream doesn’t come true is completely normal- and healthy. Take time to grieve your broken dream; cry, write in a journal, or talk it out with friends or family. Allowing yourself the space to process your feelings will help you move forward eventually.
Focus On What You Can Control
Once you’ve given yourself some time to grieve, it’s essential to focus on what you can control instead of dwelling on what you can’t change. Remind yourself that although this particular dream didn’t work out, there is still much in life that is within your power to shape and change for the better.
Be Gentle With Yourself
When you’re dealing with a broken dream that can never come true, it’s important to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for getting over it. Everyone has different coping mechanisms and what works for one person may not work for another. That being said, one thing that everyone should do is be gentle with themselves while they process their feelings of disappointment and loss. It’s okay to take time out of your day to reflect on what could have been instead of pushing it away or pretending it doesn’t exist.
Focus On The Present Moment
Another way spiritualists can cope with broken dreams is by focusing on the present moment rather than dwelling on the future or past. When you focus on the here and now, you’ll be able to appreciate what you already have and recognize that life is still full of possibility despite any setbacks you may have encountered along the way.
Once you’ve made peace with the fact that your dream will remain just a dream, try redirecting your energy into something productive like volunteering or starting a new hobby. These activities will help distract you from your pain and give you something positive to focus on instead of dwelling on what could have been but isn’t anymore.
Create New Dreams
Creating new dreams is an important part of coping with broken ones that cannot be realized. Make sure these new goals are achievable so that you don’t set yourself up for disappointment again; start small and gradually build up from there as each goal is achieved individually.
Embracing a new dream can also help spiritualists cope with broken ones that can never become true. This new dream doesn’t necessarily need to replace the old one—it could be something totally unrelated or even related in some way! For example, if your old dream was becoming an artist but didn’t pan out due to financial constraints, perhaps try creating art as a hobby instead!
By embracing this new dream, you’ll be able to keep moving forward while still remembering where you were before and honoring the journey you’ve taken thus far.
This will give you something positive—and achievable—to focus on instead of dwelling on things that may never happen no matter how hard you try.
Some Inspiring Words
I’ve been blessed to hear some great inspirational speakers recently, and the ideas they reinforced are these: You have an amazing mind that influences most of the events of your life – and – you have the God given right, privilege and power to control your mind.
What if you started each day by asking yourself some really powerful questions:
I wonder what good and wonderful things will come into my life today?
I wonder who I will meet that will offer me a gift, either physical or inspirational – or provide an opportunity to give or share something I have or know?
I wonder what I can do today to enhance my life, my health, my abundance and my happiness?
Don’t expect an immediate answer. What you have done is set your course. Your have predetermined which path you will walk today. It is a path of untold surprises, blessings and wonderment. You have allowed your heart to give your mind some instructions, and the mind is a powerful and wonderful tool – but it is only that – a tool. It can be directed to negative thinking and destruction and it will absolutely take you there. Or, it can be directed to follow your highest and best good, and it will. It has too. It is yours. It will do what your heart tells it to do.
Some people might try to fool their minds into a behavior that is not aligned with their heart, and I assure you that won’t work. You can tell yourself, “I will be brave today”, but if you are scared, you are scared. That will be the stronger influence. A positive affirmation must be followed up with other things if it is used as a tool for transformation.
Beginning by telling yourself, “I will be brave today” is wonderful. Now sit in meditation and ask your angels and guides to direct their powerful energies of peace and love and security and protection to guard and guide you. Learn a technique like tapping in which you stimulate various points in your body to break old thought patterns.
Make friends with a crystal that sends forth the vibrations that you want your body to attune to. Join a support group that will give you the encouragement to make the changes you want to make. Attend a meditation group or buy a meditation tape to help you positively direct your mind. In other words, get proactive if your heart and head are not aligned. Find something to do about it.
You are a powerful creator, and your mind is your creative instrument. All great pieces of music and art – all the innovative technologies of our present life – all these began as someone’s idea. The idea resulted from powerful emotions from the heart, and the mind took the idea and created it, often beyond the creator’s wildest dreams and expectations.
Don’t ever settle for a life where you are merely surviving and getting by. You deserve more – so much more. Learn to tap into the beauty of your heart and your mind’s ability, and you will be unstoppable.
Every single person has dreams, but those dreams don’t always come true—even if we work hard towards achieving them. Dealing with broken dreams can be difficult but doesn’t need to be overwhelming; by taking time to grieve and focusing on what we can control, we can create new goals and progress towards a brighter future.
Don’t let unachievable dreams define who you are; instead, use them as inspiration for creating new ones!
Broken dreams are hard but they don’t mean the end of everything—far from it! There are many ways for spiritualists to cope with unfulfilled dreams such as being gentle with yourself, focusing on the present moment, and embracing a new dream (if possible). Remember: no matter how painful it may seem at first, there is always hope for something brighter down the road! Keep dreaming—you’re closer than ever before!
A new attitude invariably creates a new result’ – Anonymous
As soon as you really change your mind about something, you will begin to behave differently and your outer world will begin to reshape itself to conform to you.
or as Wayne Dyer says: ‘You’ll see it when you believe it.’