Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sleep: Dreams & Nightmares 35

“The only dream worth having is to dream that you will live while you are alive, and die only when you are dead. To love. To be loved. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.”

Arundhati Roy

Dreams, there are many worth having and ultimately if you could only have one it should be living. Dreams like people are Priceless. Unique. We are all the same, and very different. 

As far as it goes: Do what you want as long as you hurt no one intentionally. Essentially, throw no one under the bus to save yourself. Under no circumstances is that line of behavior acceptable. Always love. I can’t ever say that enough. If you want love, then you have to give it. Even to complete strangers you should share your compassion.  Do not place your happiness in things that you cannot control.  And you can’t control people.  And I was wrong, the tears of compassion will come whether you want them or not. You can’t stop people from caring. And you can’t stop yourself either. Compassion makes everyone a better person. Tears are only wasted if they are in vain.

Know your rights, know your value, take no nonsense from anyone, respect others, listen to others, be your own person, develop your own opinions, learn to compromise, use your own voice,  try different things, think simpler and take yourself out of the equation sometimes.

Priceless. Everyone is of value and they have a right to have a dream. Go big! Every person is unique and worth every ounce of love. Focus on what is there not what isn’t. What has yet to come, will happen regardless of thinking, worrying, or focusing on it. And trust that it will. Love like life is all around you and within; trust that first and foremost. No one should lose sight of that while living.

Do you know your value? When was the last time you told someone in front of you they mattered? Your words will have an impact. What do you think will happen?


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