We dream things. We dream them big and small. We even dare to dream dreams undreamt of before. Many of us turn these dreams into reality against all odds. We fight for them; we adapt for them; we change for them; we move mountains for them. We find a great and wondrous strength within us that allows us to chase after them and breathe them into being.
But often, our dreams begin to frighten us to inaction. We convince ourselves that we’re not good enough and, therefore, that they’re unachievable. We believe we don’t deserve to bring them to fruition. We see the work that lies ahead, the obstacles and overly beaten paths we must endure and cross, and we shy away into complacency; we wither in our comfort zones.
When does this happen? And why? How does a confident and persistent person go from running head first into every adventure ready to fly, to thinking that it’d be best to lay back and watch life happen before her eyes because everything she wishes for can’t possibly become a reality?
At what point, and under what unfortunate circumstances, does she lose touch with that childish magic needed to survive in this adult world blinded by extreme reason and logic?
Where is her faith?
“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
All of those dreams, all of the ones you had given up on, all of the ones you had deemed impossible or unworthy because of your own unworthiness… All of them, are possible. The minute you convince yourself otherwise, you’ve lost.
Keep the faith, be ready to get your hands dirty for what you love, to put in the time to live and experience everything that happens while on this journey, and all else will follow.
Photo by: Belén Alemán / View of Barcelona from Park Güell