Author Daniel O’Leary focuses on the power of dreaming to transform oneself, and by doing so transform the lives of others. In summer we become conscious of the beauty of the world, with the shining sun, brilliant green, the ebb and flow of the sea, and the time to enjoy it all.
But the beauty of creation O’Leary suggests is merely a reflection of that inner beauty which should all aim to seek out and discover. We have to become explorers of our own inner territory in order to explore the world.
“Now you will begin to perceive yourself and the world in a shockingly delightful way,” Daniel O’Leary writes. “You will discern the love and meaning in all your experiences, even the painful ones – especially the painful ones.
Instead of being diminished by your suffering, your vision will become profound and wise, your imagination will amaze you, your delight in life will flourish, your capacity to love deeply will flood your mind and heart, no matter what. And that beautiful ‘Catholic imagination’ will nourish the souls of those around you.”