Don’t Forget…

24 Sep

The problem is: we spend most of our lives forgetting who we are. In solitude we meet ourselves, we learn ourselves, and. (if we’re lucky) we come to love ourselves. In silence we come unto ourselves without judgment and we begin to remember.

We remember how brilliant and ambitious we were. We were going to change the world. We were going to laugh, love, and live the rest our lives. Then Life happened: quickly and mercilessly. Life came rushing at us with tricks we’d never seen, truths we never imagined, punches we weren’t prepared to roll with.

It’s no surprise we ended up where we did. Dreams are fragile and shatter when man-handled. Our hopes could only stand so many blows before crumpling at our feet. And there we were alone in the dark without a hope or a dream…and Life was still swinging. We did what we thought had to do to survive. But when nothing is all you have left, you realize there is another way.

Remember that Life is just Life…but we were made to live it. We don’t have to fight it or run from it…but we do have to accept the truth about it and commit to shaping that truth. It is a risk, but what matters most cannot be taken from us.

Our hope, our dreams, our integrity, our ambition are never taken. We lose them, we give up on them, we sacrifice them, but nobody can take them. So there is nothing to fear because we will not give up on them. We will not sacrifice them. If we lose them, we will reclaim them. We will leave this world the way we came into it: kicking, screaming, full of dreams, full of ambition, full of potential, full of hope. We will not forget who we are.

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