The Darkness and The Light

13 Aug

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There is a difference between knowledge and application; a difference between conceptualizing and actualizing. The one in common for both is that it begins in the mind.

The mind is the battleground where the revolution of our society will be fought. The opposition that dreamers will face will not be external. The challenges are psychological. Doubt, fear, exhaustion, discouragement, disbelief are all obstacles that dreamers must confront. These things can change a dreamers thoughts and their will to finish the journey.

Conviction requires sacrifice. It means there will be times that we may have to turn down the sure thing for the real thing. We have to struggle against our fear that our journey is in vain, we have to overcome the doubt that we will never make it to our destination. We cannot submit to the negativity that exists in opposition to our will.

To allow our minds to settle on any thought that does not include the success of our journey and the recreation of our reality, would cause us to revert to the mental state in which we started. So that while externally we have changed and are in a different place, that place would look, feel, and taste the same as reality we left behind.

Negativity is a ravenous shadow that devours all the light that it encounters and leaves only darkness. We stagnate progress when we become defeatists. And we become defeatists not because we failed or because we didn’t get it right. It happens when we lose our will: when we allow negative thoughts to consume the hope that fuels our exodus from reality.

We don’t make the exodus from reality to escape reality itself. We leave to remake it. Reality is a state of mind and, if we are not careful, we will recreate the same reality anywhere we are. Guard your mind dreamers. Listen to your heart. Feed your spirit. The journey is not easy. If it was everyone would make it. But we are special. Not because you’re more than those around you, but because we have defied all opposition and that has made us greater than we had once allowed ourselves to be.

We must never lose faith in our Violet Ambitions.

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