Music Mondays: I Can (Donna Cruz, Regine Velasquez, and Mikee Cojuanco)

I have the capacity to say, “I can do this”.
~ 2016 Belle de Jour Power Planner, Affirmation of the Week

Most of the time we tend to settle and grow comfortable of what we already have and we stop dreaming for more. Overtime, this turns into a feeling of fear—fear of losing what we have, afraid that it is all that we have and will ever have. When we stop dreaming, we end up believing that our current situation is reality and the only reality that we will ever have. What we forget is our capacity to change ourselves, our surroundings, and our own situation.

“We are not meant to settle. We are created to soar.”

The reason we dream is because our hearts know that there is always something better. I’m not saying that what we currently have is bad, only that we can always make better the good that we already have. We are meant to grow and evolve. That is why we dream, to counter our tendency to become too comfortable and settle.

Great Things Comfort Zones

So with gratitude, I’m happy to be blessed with the abundance of dreams and am proud to be called a dreamer. At the beginning of this year, 2016—a LEAP year—let me share with you a song that is homegrown and that which reminds us of the things that we are actually capable of doing, I Can, by Donna Cruz, Regine Velasquez, and Mikee Conjuanco.

I can by Donna Cruz, Regine Velasquez, and Mikee Cojuanco

The above video is a lyric video for those who like to read the lyrics while listening to the music. But if you wish to see the original of this as it was sung in the memorable 1996 movie, you can find it here:

I still get goosebumps every time I hear this song.

A dream is a wish your heart makes

I have so many dreams, so many likes, that I can’t even begin to focus on just one to fulfill. If you’ve already combed through my blog, you’d know a few of them already. Since then, my dreams have only grown and I sort of feel that I’m getting left behind.

I’d like to have a coffee shop of my own. I’d like to have a studio of my own to do what I love–dance, pole, Zumba, yoga, etc. I’d like to be a certified Zumba instructor. I’d like to be a yoga teacher. I’d like to run a second hand bookstore. And I also want to travel the world and meet new people. These are just a few of those things and sometimes, I think I’m looking at a map with tangled roads that don’t seem to go anywhere.

Have you ever had that feeling of not knowing what to do? You’re at point A and you want to get to point B but you don’t know how? And what about wanting to get from point A to points B, C, D, etc. all at once?

For now, I’m taking baby steps, have been taking them quite a lot lately. And I know I still have hundreds, if not thousands or millions, of steps to take on to fulfill these dreams. Possibly I’ll have to give up on some or alter them if it’s permitted. After all…

I am never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~ C.S. Lewis