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Dreams are the soul of life

Soumya Jain

Life is a dream for a wise, a game for a fool, a comedy for a rich and tragedy for a poor. What is life meant for? A madness. An illusion, shadow, a story, and the greatest good is little enough for life is a dream, and dreams themselves are dreams. Each man frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.

I am a dreamer. For a dreamer, who can only find his way by sunrise, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm but to add color to my sunset sky. Every day making me believe that dream is a powerful force that can be used to make things happen. I cherish my visions and my dreams as they are the children of my soul, the blueprints of my ultimate achievements. Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. To confer the gift of drawing, we must create an eye that sees, a hand that obeys, a soul that feels; and in this task, the whole life must co-operate. In this sense, life itself is the only preparation for drawing. Once we have lived, the inner spark of vision does the rest. Perhaps, life is rather a dream or a fear. Therefore, the interpretation of dreams is great art.

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. The only dreamer shall understand realities. The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. Those who have compared their life to a dream were right. They were sleeping wake and waking sleep. Sometimes, one doesn't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead, believe in everything until it's disproved. So, I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in my mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?
Some people throttle their potential by refusing to think "what if?" and ignoring what's truly important to them in life. One has to start dreaming before one can achieve anything. Fear is a limiting factor, and it's present in all of us, but moving past that fear is essential for success. Our dreams are often at odds with our realities, demanding freedoms and resources we may not have. But this doesn't make them impossible to achieve. Reading my heart words, what God wrote, how I was lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way I saw the world, its colors, textures and sounds, I felt--I felt the way I thought, hoped, felt and dreamt.

Persistence is much of what separates the successful from the pure wishful thinkers. Distinguish me by staying motivated even in the toughest of circumstances. Going that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure."Love what you do and do what you love. Don't listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."At last, imagination should be the center of your life."


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