I’m reading a book about Gurdjieff – the Russian mystic who claimed that most people go through life asleep and need to be awakened. Of course I’m reading this in the middle of the night when I should be sleeping. I probably have things backward.
And the last few days I’ve also been reading the book – “A Course Called Ireland” by Tom Coyne. In his early 30’s, newly married, and not ready for fatherhood, our hero sets out to walk around the coast of Ireland to play golf as if the country of Ireland is one big golf course.
So, Tom Coyne is a dreamer, but lives his dream. I’m all for “waking up”, but I also think that day-dreaming is a good thing (in moderation). I play my best golf when I can day-dream my shot before I hit it. Don’t we need to day-dream to set goals and be creative?
I’ll admit that a lot of people live in la-la land and need a reality check. But most of us need a little more Tom Coyne in us to dream about how we really want to live … and then have the nerve to go do it.