Dream Your Life by Mark Flora
Imagine you are asleep one night and throughout that night you have a single dream. That next morning you wake and in that dream you have experienced eighty years worth of time. During the dream you have full control of everything that happens to and around you. Every wish and desire you can think of is yours without hesitation. You have enjoyed a lifetime of bliss.
Now let's say the next night you fall asleep into yet another dream. Again you experience another eighty years, but this time with no control over what happens. You jump in, nervous of the unknown, but you begin to experiment. You push and push the limits of what you can do and create a life, your life. Then you stop. You look around and realize that you are experiencing the life you live today.
Life is a dream in which we have no control. We cannot play God and force our will on the life that was given to us. When you loosen your grip on the idea of controlling every outcome, eventually you will learn to let go. Relieve yourself of the burden of control and with this you will understand true freedom. As in the dream, push the limits of what you can do with the life that was given to you and create the life that you live. Now wake up and understand that you are where you are today because this is where you are supposed to be. (Continue reading below...)
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Sometimes trials in our lives are the result of bad choices we have made, but often trials are not some form of punishment. Trials are part of life and are necessary to help us develop and progress. It's easy to get discouraged when trials get overwhelming, especially when you feel like you have not done anything that we result in a negative consequence. However, I have found that each obstacle we face pushes us closer to our limit than we ever thought imaginable. Just when you think you have things under control you get another test. Without these experiences though, I can honestly say I wouldn't progress nearly as much and I wouldn't develop humility, empathy, compassion, motivation and determination. It might be hard to enjoy some of the hardships you have been given, but don't get discouraged. Each one will make you stronger than you were before and you will continuously be able to overcome more and more until you look back and realize how much strength you have gained.
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