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An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
-- Don Marquis


The MONTHLY Motivator - October 2010

Allow your dreams

It starts as a fragile, wispy thing that might float right on by unnoticed. Except, it snags on something within your soul and lodges there. And then you start to feel it. Yes, it feels good. But it also hurts. It aches, because you desperately long to bring it to life.

So, caught in between that wonderful vision of what can be, and that painful realization of what has not yet been fulfilled, you know you’ve got to do something about it. And your passion begins to build. And that makes you want it even more. It begins to gnaw at you, urging you constantly to do something, do something, do something about it.

With a determination that you just can’t deny, you take the first step. And it feels good. It feels powerful. And though you don’t even know what the next step will be, you resolve to figure it out, and you do, and you take that next step, and the next. Driven forward by pure, raw desire, you refuse to listen to those who tell you it can’t be done.

And though you get knocked around relentlessly, still you find a way, a way to get back up and run, ride, walk or crawl forward, whatever it takes, every time. Because it’s your dream. It’s your purpose. It’s what you’re here to do. It’s your gift to give to all that is. You know, beyond knowing, that you must.

With a power you feel in every fiber of your being, but cannot fully explain, you bring the dream to life. And the joy of fulfillment is more intense than you ever could have imagined.

To live, you must dream. To dream, you must live.

It is a beautiful cycle, and a powerful one. Dreams push life forward, and not only for those who dream them. One person’s dream can benefit the whole world. Even in just one dream, there is that much power. Dreams energize life, and give that energy a specific and valuable direction. And life, in turn, inspires and enables more dreams.

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--Ralph Marston

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