The seven dreams

Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 22 September 2020

I read a lot of books. I always have. It's one of my tools for personal growth.

In the last couple of years it has felt like the books are picking me instead of me picking the book. Have you ever felt like that?

I also never read a book twice. But often I will make notes in my journal and the notes I will re-read.

Here are the notes I made from the book "The Seven Dreams" - by Matthew Kelly. I am sharing them with you today because they recently showed up again for me to read. Maybe you need to read them too.

The seven dreams:

  1. That you have complete control over your mental & physical faculties and that you are slave neither to food, nor drink, nor any other substance. I dream that you will be free, that you will be free in the truest sense of the word - the strength of character to do what is right in each situation.
  2. That you are able to discern the people, activities, and possessions that are most important to you. And that you are able to give each of them their time and place accordingly to their appropriate priority.
  3. That you have the courage, determination, firmness and persistence to perform the tasks that you choose, decide, and resolve to perform. That you perform them with a commitment to excellence and attention to detail.
  4. That you discover a unique talent that leads you to dedicate the professional aspect of your life to some work that you can be passionate about. I dream that you may enjoy the rare privilege of spending your days in meaningful work. That you serve your neighbour, your family, and your community in this occupation and that by it, you are able to provide for your temporal needs.
  5. That you grow in wealth in every sense of the word, that you are never in need and that whatever your wealth is, you share it with all you can.
  6. That you find true love. Someone you can cherish. Someone who makes you want to be a better person. A soul mate who can challenge and love you. A companion who can walk with you, know you, share your joy, perceive your pain and heartache and comfort you in your disappointments.
  7. That you discover a deep and abiding interior peace. The peace that comes from knowing that who you are, where you are, and what you do is essentially good and makes sense; that you are contributing to the happiness of others and that you are progressing toward becoming the best version of yourself.

Now I would love to hear from you! Which dream did you need to read the most? Leave a comment below and I'll be back next week with another edition of Doctor as Teacher Tuesday!

6 Replies to “The seven dreams”

Renee-Claude Tanguay

Dream number 1. Especially with all the latest health challenges, it is a good reminder that I am neither slave to food and I nee the strength of character to do what is right in each situation. Thank you for sharing that.

Dr Michelle Durkin ND

You’re welcome!

Cristina Pinto

I needed this today! Thank you 😊


Thank you for passing on these words of wisdom 🙂 They always seem to arrive at the perfect time.

Dr Michelle Durkin ND

You’re welcome!

Dr Michelle Durkin ND


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