March 4, 2010

In Dreams Awake

We can deny a lot of things, but I don’t think we can deny the fact that we can all become better. We can do a better job of living up to our ideals, living out our beliefs and being the kind of people we want other people to be. This is the central idea behind advancing humanity. It’s about all of us, collectively, being the best that we can be. We are already capable of it, we have everything we need to do it. It involves taking a breath, listening to something deep inside us, what we believe is most important in life, and then acting on that. It could be an idea you’ve always been afraid to turn into a reality, a dream that won’t go away, or maybe a feeling that what you spend most of our day doing just isn’t that important. Love and live without fear, live in your dreams awake, simply your life to only doing what you really believe is valuable. If you believe that serving other people is important, make that a priority in your job. Change your perspective. If you believe that kindness and love are important, be more helpful and give more easily. If you believe that integrity is valuable, be honest about who you are and what you think, especially when it’s difficult.

"Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.Henry David Thoreau