I recently read a blog post written by Aubrey from Made You Blush about following your dreams, and about taking those opportunities that help us to move forward.
I think part of what makes us hesitant to follow our dreams is the uncertainty of it all. What if this doesn’t work out? What if we fail, due to some unseen fault of our own? What if we take a wrong turn while following our dreams, and then we can’t find our way back to the present moment to begin again?
What if this dream is only foolishness, and what we want to gain impossible to get? What if we’re only deceiving ourselves about our chances?
What if the people we care about most won’t dare to step out with us and journey with us? What if they would rather have us sit in comfort and prevent us from moving forward and living life the way we were meant to live it?
Sometimes we let our doubts keep us from reaching our destinies, until we are so afraid to do anything, make some wrong move…
So we sit and wait, making piles of stones, counting the days and the months and the people that pass us by. Making do with a house made of lost chances. Perhaps we are merely fanning our troubles into flame whilst we wait.
And wait, and wait, and wait.
Nothing really is certain, and the road less traveled on is obviously the road other people might not know much about. People who have traveled that road can tell us what they faced, and how they succeeded and gained something for themselves. However, every road is different, and one cannot tell for sure what she might meet until she walks onto it. There’s different demons for every person, just as there are different kinds of successes.
At the same time, one can’t just sit at the fork at the road and wait. One can’t even worry about the people that one might leave behind.
In the end, it all boils down to something called faith.
Shouldn’t one be excited about the adventures that these bends in the roads inevitably bring?
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