Xtras—good luck

Here is the first reading. Use it as a reflection tool. Write a small paragraph and submitted by Monday (10/05/09).

In Search of the Dream

Those who dare having a project in life, foregoing everything to live their Personal Legend, will end up achieving anything. The important thing is to keep the fire in your heart and be strong to overcome hard moments.

Remember, the desires that are in our souls do not come from the nothingness; someone put them there. And this someone, who is pure love and only wishes our happiness, only did it because he gave us, together with these desires, the tools to make them happen.

The risky climb

In the middle of a storm, a pilgrim reaches an inn and the owner asks where he is going.

“I’m going to the mountains,” he answers.

“Forget it,” says the innkeeper, “it’s a risky climb, and the weather is awful.”

“But I’m going up,” answers the pilgrim, “if my heart gets there first, it will be easy to follow it with my body.”

What’s the price?

“Is the price of living a dream much higher than the price of living without daring to dream?” asked the disciple.

The master took him to a clothes store. There, he asked him to try on a suit in exactly his size. The disciple obeyed, and was very amazed at the quality of the clothes.

Then the master asked him to try on the same suit – but this time a size much bigger than his own. The disciple did as he was asked.

“This one is no use. It’s too big.”

“How much are these suits?” the master asked the shop attendant.

“They both cost the same price. It’s just the size that is different.”

When leaving the store, the master told his disciple, “Living your dream or giving it up also costs the same price, which is usually very high. But the first lets us share the miracle of life, and the second is of no use to us.

5 thoughts on “Xtras—good luck

  1. I found this reading very influnential. I have always been one to follow my dreams, and not let the small problems get in my way, just like in this story. When it was pooring rain, the man still wanted to get up to the top, even though it would be a rough trip. It also taught me to not let money interfer with your dreams, because you shouldn’t give them up if they are too expensive. The suits in the story were the exact same price, just one was bigger than the other. My dreams may be at the same level, but one may be harder to achieve than the other. I’m willing to work and achieve anything I set my mind to, exactly like what the man in this excerpt did.

  2. This reading really inspired me because it’s all about not giving up and not listening to what other people say. Your opinion should be most valued, and if you have a goal you should definitely see it through. This also taught me that no one should interfere with your dreams. If you have a direction of where you are heading, no one should interfere with it. Like some people say, life is a climb but the view is great. It may sound cheesy but deep within there is great meaning. Financial matters also come into effect. The example of the suits represents the meaning of greed and what you should really have. The suits cost the same price, but an average person would take the bigger one. But if one really thinks about it, the smaller one is better, because logically that fits you the best.

  3. What I understood from this reading is that you shouldn’t let obstacles get in our way from achieving our dreams, or goals. I have to say that there have been a few obstacles that was really hard for me to overcome. But there is always a way to overcome it. It’s true that living our dream cost the same as giving it up. There is no difference, but sometimes they are both really hard to do. If I truly set my mind on something I might achieve it, and when I do it is one of the greatest feelings that I could have.

  4. In search of a dream deffinately gave me some inspiration towards life. why? because i am daring to have a project in life, and now knowing that basicly being yourself, creating and living your own legend means that i can achieve anything. that gives me confidence in my pursuit of happiness. And i know my desires have meanings.
    The risky climb makes me want to get anything done no matter how hard, because i know if that pilgrim could have enough heart to climb up that suicidal mountain, i can have the heart to get those extra sprints in after practice, or go after every loose ball even when exhausted. Gotta have heart !!!

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