The most stereotypical mirage is the man in the hot desert dreaming of water, but I think mirages are a common experience for most of us.
Have you ever desperately wished for something so bad at work, in school or in your career, and when not receiving it feel the dreadful crush of a mirage destroyed?
I’m not using mirage in this sense as a dream. I’m using it exactly as it is. A hope that becomes desperation. The vision of something that in reality doesn’t quite work – because it’s not real.
It does work though… it just depends on our desperation and need for it. Unfortunately, sometimes it feels when our need feels the greatest, we see water in the desert. When we stop being desperate, stop trying to force it or grasp after it, we can then actually get to drink water from the desert. Do you know what I’m trying to say? It appears as if hope manifests when we have relaxed inside of ourselves.
Hope is such a unique and necessary aspect of ourselves. I do believe though that hoping, dreaming and aspiring, is something completely different than grasping, demanding, and forcing.
No mirages for us today.