Saturday, January 27, 2007

Random Thoughts

Q - “What do you do when the biggest and most cherished dream of your life shatters and is lost?”

A - “Dream again; Dream bigger, better, wiser…. And start chasing the new dream all over again.”

I did not get this quote anywhere in particular; it came naturally in a conversation with a friend. Perhaps my mind picked it out from its extensive stores, accumulated from years of voracious reading; perhaps it is the assimilated output of various positive influences and ideas; perhaps it is another’s thought; perhaps it is my own. I lay no claim to its originality; or to the thought itself. I just realized, as I said it, that it was the only way to truly live.

Mistakes, setbacks, tragedies, failures… happen. Sometimes they are inevitable, sometimes avoidable but still happen; sometimes they are just wrong choices. But no mistake, no tragedy and no failure qualifies us to stop living. There are no “showstoppers” in life – unless we let them stop the show.

Sometimes it takes a road block or a dead end to make us realize we are headed the wrong way. It takes a hard blow to make us rethink what we take for granted. It takes a blinding light to show what we choose to ignore or overlook. Every mistake or failure brings with it two opportunities: first, to learn how NOT to do something; and second, to learn how to be stronger or better for the experience. Life is all about these opportunities for growth. It is up to us how we choose to make use of them. No one can stop us from dreaming again, except ourselves. It is painful to lose a dream-- but it is death to stop dreaming.

Every way does not lead to a dead end, though many may. I thank God for dead ends! At least, they stop me from going too far in a way not right for me! Every time I find one, I just have change direction; find a new way, a new road, a new direction, sometimes a better destination and a new dream to chase.

All I have to do is keep going.

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At January 27, 2007 10:40 PM, Blogger it_just_happened said...

mmm... I see it a lil differently Fareen :-)Of course, everyone runs into dead ends at some point or the other. Possibly a wrong path chosen. But the destination remains the same. It doesn't change midway. Do not dream 'again' will be my lead line, for Self belief is one's biggest asset! :-)

At January 28, 2007 12:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great! Mistake can happen and it is only a road block but that should not be the end of the journey!

At April 24, 2007 7:18 AM, Blogger Tedy Kanjirathinkal said...

Destinations could change, Rama... and that happens when we evolve from one level of consciousness to the next. The ultimate destination differs vastly from level to level!

Nice read, Fareen.

At May 12, 2007 12:30 AM, Blogger Fameesh said...

hey deedi,
Thjis line will remain imprinted in memory

It is painful to loose a dream but it is death to stop dreaming.

All i have to do is to keep going...

Your thoughts are better than the story of King Solomon you wrote to me...

Inspiring read.


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