“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.” August Wilson, the late, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright

Lincoln called the best part of ourselves our better angels. I know I could not have effectively wrestled with my demons without the grace of God. I tried it for several decades. It was pandemonium or a host of difficult demons that thwarted my quest.

Then at 40, God spoke through others in my life, particularly my spouse, my daily experience and His Word, the Scriptures. The changes were illuminating.

To those who must touch and feel reality, how might you do that in the large portion of your life in which you dream? That dreaming is critical to your very existence. As Hamlet said, “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”