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Archive for October 4th, 2008

Chasing Dreams

angel on Oct-4-2008

Have you ever wanted something in your life that you were never meant to have? Have you longed for something that you think you can’t live without, and yet you have a feeling deep in your heart that it’s not meant for you? Let’s face it, life really can be unfair, not to mention ironic. We can never tell which hand of cards will be dealt to us. There are people who are blessed with certain things, while others don’t have that luxury. But have you experienced that feeling of desire for something that you know will make you very very happy, and yet life just won’t allow you to have it? If you’ve experienced that feeling, then you’ll probably agree with me that it sucks.

But then, that’s life, right? In whatever decision we make, it can’t always be foolproof. And not everything we want is good for us, or is meant for us, for that matter. Just because we feel a strong desire for something, doesn’t mean we have to get it no matter what. Oftentimes, we even desire for something that’s totally wrong for us, but because it makes us happy, we tend to be selfish. We want it for ourselves, even though we know in our hearts that we’ll be better off without it. But what of it makes us hold on? Are we just being stubborn, or obsessed? Do we go against all odds just to satisfy our inner cravings? Or do we give in to what feels right instead?

Life is complicated, but that’s the way it is, because this is not our real home. When we die, we will go to our real home, which is with God. That’s why we are never contented on Earth. But what do we do when we want something that’s not meant for us? What if we want it so bad, we’re consumed by it and we spend our whole lives chasing it.

What we have to remember is that there are things in life that will always remain a dream. And you can’t chase dreams forever. Maybe you get to enjoy it for a while, maybe you experience it for a period of time, but it will never be yours forever. When this happens, the only choice is to let go. Cherish it, then let it go. Focus on the things that ARE meant for you. You’ll know it’s not meant for you when after years of struggling and sacrificing, you still remain at square one. Wouldn’t it be better to just learn to accept the fact that you did your best, but it’s just not meant for you? Let go and find the thing that’s meant for you. Letting go will hurt in the beginning, but you’ll be happier in the long run.