Dream It Be

by Edmund Celis, March 29, 2017.
Hiking Trail
Photo by Edmund Celis.

Most of the universe is unknown to us despite our seemingly vast knowledge of it.

NASA reports that our everyday life in terms of what we see and know as matter from the atomic particles to the ocean and air we breathe only constitute about 5% of the universe while the rest of it is dark matter and energy.

This observation may instill a sense of insignificance in your daily matters, but at the same time, it allows your actions to be less restricted in terms of your potential. For example,

if you are stuck about what to do in life, do not fret because relative to the whole universe, your actions are not as serious as you think.

This may allow you to take a moment to find some solitude and remember your true aspirations that you want to do before you pass away.

What is it that you truly believe in and want to help contribute to the world?

From helping the environment by creating some way to use less energy in your home to creating some app that will help humanity, you can do it right now.

Whatever it is, take the little steps in reaching that goal despite the fears and negative thoughts you may have about it.

If you feel lackluster but the thought to get started is there, do not worry. As the days go on, the energy will build up and you will start to make small actions that lead to the bigger picture.

Often times, I think to myself, should I just look for work to make some money or should I pursue my dreams? For me, I would rather spend my time doing what I want to do rather than someone telling me what I should do.

You can still listen to others’ advice but if you have a goal in mind and it really drives you, go for it wholeheartedly.

Know that each step you take has a purpose for accomplishing that goal.

You may not reach that goal but the whole time along the way, you are truly enjoying your efforts and challenges. Your work can be the foundation for others who outlive you to develop and further advance your goal.

Mark Twain had said,

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
So whatever dreams you have for life, remember there are no impossible or crazy dreams when you consider the unknown workings of the universe.
Here is an audio of the article as well.

Please see my article, "A Balanced Dichotomy", to help you notice the shades of gray in life.

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