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Amazing Possibilities!

  • Writer's pictureMatthew Kelly

You Cannot Live Without Dreams

In all of our lives there is a great danger in believing that who

we are, where we are, and what we have is all that there is.

There is more. Do you know what it is like to walk through the

streets of Paris in the pouring rain without a worry in the world,

enjoying every last drop of rain that falls on your face? Do you

know what it is like to see The Nutcracker performed at the Sydney

Opera House and sit so close that you can see the beads of sweat on

the dancers’ foreheads?

Do you know what it is like to dance with no music on a beach

on the island of Crete with someone you love more than you ever

imagined you could love? Do you know what it is like to feel so

guided that it is as though God has His very hand on your shoulder

and is whispering in your ear? Do you know what it is like to

stand in the Sistine Chapel and look up in awe at Michelangelo’s

greatest work, listening to those around you speak in fifteen different

languages, breathing more deeply than you ever have, and

smelling the musty air of one of the most renowned places of worship

and artistic treasures in the world? Do you know . . . there is


You cannot live without dreams. Dreams foster hope, and hope

is one of the forces by which men and women live.

To dream is the easiest thing in the world. There are no limitations

to dreaming. But as we grow we experience pain, failure, criticism,

and disappointment, and we gradually limit our dreams.

We seek to live in the comfort zone. There is no such thing. It is

much more difficult to try to live in a comfort zone than it is to follow

our dreams, because the comfort zone is only an illusion, but

our dreams are real. Will you spend the rest of your life chasing an

illusion or following your dreams?

Matthew Kelly

From The Rhythm of Life

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