Last week reading through John Green’s debut novel ‘Looking for Alaska’ left me pondering over a very important thing – “Seeking a Great Perhaps”. Miles, the protagonist of the novel who is obsessed with last words of great men, leaves his home town to study in a boarding school his father had once studied in. When asked by his parents as to why he wanted to leave, holding a biography of Francois Rabelais, he replies : “Francois Rabelais. He was a poet. And his last words were “I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” That’s why I’m going. So I don’t have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.”
“Some goodbyes mark new beginnings.”
As the sun of 2015 sets and the eve of new year 2016 creeps in, I feel fortunate for this year of learning. This year has given me a lot and also snatched away somethings from me, for which I hold no remorse. The biggest thing which I have gained this year is myself. I have come in terms with my fears and discovered my dreams. I have learned to forgive and love unconditionally. Continue reading
Some time back I was discussing with a dear friend of mine about how dreams have the power to change lives. True dreams aren’t the ones which we see while asleep, they are the ones that make us forget our hunger and sleep. They lead us to be passionate enough, to make sacrifices for which the world may call one “Crazy” or “Workaholics” !
Take me far away,
Away from the worries,
Of this meddlesome world..
Take me to the lakes,
Where unicorns stop by,
To talk with the quacking ducklings..
Take me somewhere calm and quiet,
Away from the hustled city life,
In green paddy fields,
Where I can lay, gazing at the stars..
Live it like it’s your last one,
Not like just another day…
They live, they break, they burn,
For you, it’s not the same…
Step up, make a run for it,
Good things in life aren’t easy, are they ?
Light the fire, let it burn,
As wild as it could get..
Love her?… Let her know,
Care enough?.. Let it show…
Untie the shackles, go free from it all,
Let your will pave your way..
“I have a dream…!” Most of us are familiar with these famous words, which became the name for the ten-minute speech calling for racial equality and an end to discrimination by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on August 28, 1963. Maybe the reason that these words still have such a profound impact on so many is because we all have dreams—dreams for our own lives, dreams for our children, dreams for the future—all kinds of dreams. Some of the dreams we secretly hold, we may reason away and set aside as unrealistic notions— But what if our dreams could come true?
Have you ever seen someone without hope, someone who doesn’t have any expectations or any aspirations to move forward and do something different in life..?
There is immense power in your dreams, your anticipations and in your aspirations to have the world you imagine and to shape your destiny.
Each of us have dreams. Big. Unplugged. Larger than life. So, what is it that sets apart some gems in the world from the rest of the world ?
We always imagine, why someone reaches the heights of success so easily and why others don’t.
Why some people do an altogether different thing that we might not have ever even imagined.
The only answer to almost all questions is a Dream…
A Dream to become someone nobody would have ever imagined.
Dream to live a life no one has ever encountered and a dream to design their destiny with such beauty that reality also gets a fragrance of it.
It is their belief, their determination & their passion to chase their dreams. They dreamed, but with their eyes open. They worked hard to achieve their dreams till their brows ached with sweat. They worked relentlessly, dared to see the world from their vision & choose to stand against the world just because they had belief in their dreams.
Whether you see someone who is selling tea and now the Prime Minister of India, or a women who had almost gone deep down in her family life and again made a come back & carved a history in boxing : Mary Mom, or a person who was selected as a junior policeman at a mere salary of 8000 INR, who is currently the most favorite cricketer of all times MS Dhoni..
The man who started his early career working in a petrol pump in Aden & dreamed to own his own petrol pump, went ahead to build the largest single location refinery in the world. In the words of Dhirubhai Ambani :
“Our dreams have to be bigger. Our ambitions higher. Our commitment deeper. And our efforts greater.”
Before Walt Disney built the “Disney empire” he has today & created “Mickey Mouse”, he was fired by a newspaper editor because “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” Walt Disney propagated:
No one is born intelligent or born dumb. Life purely depends on how we make choices, how we forecast our destiny, how we want our reality should be and how beautifully we dream the path of our life.
Life is truly, what you dream to be !!
Because a dream can change your life…
Everyone doesn’t get chance…
Dare to Dream and chase your destiny….
Lastly, to conclude with these beautiful lines :
“Jo tujhe jagaye
Neendein teri udaaye
Khwab hai Sachcha wohi
Neendon mein jo aaye
Jise tu bhool jaaye
Khwab woh sachcha nahin.”
COURTESY : Co-author Rahul Kamodiya
Thank you Rahul for your wonderful words 🙂