My journey has never been easy. For years, It felt like I was mindlessly walking on a dark misty road, with a heart full of doubt and hopelessness. Hard to believe that a person like me has so much self-doubt. I was afraid of failure, too. Big dreams, I almost abandoned because of fear. Us, people, are naturally allergic to negatives that might occur in our lives. Me, I f hated them, too; until I was told a very valuable lesson in life. How do you know how good days are like if you have never had bad days? One cannot identify happiness without knowing sadness. If you haven’t failed your whole life, you wouldn’t know the feeling of sweet success. White cannot exist without black as to positive cannot exist without negative. And so I’ve learned to conquer the bad and celebrate all the good. Keeping in mind that everything in life happens the way the universe orchestrates it. The universe really does work in mysterious ways. I swear, I gave up so many times and for some reason no matter how risky and impossible the road may seem, I needed to continue walking. I’ve always been one to question my purpose and now its never been more clear. Maraming Salamat po Gawad Urian.
Let's suppose that you were able every night to dream any dream that you wanted to dream. And that you could, for example, have the power within one night to dream 75 years of time. Or any length of time you wanted to have. And you would, naturally as you began on this adventure of dreams, you would fufill all your wishes. You would have every kind of pleasure you could conceive. And after several nights of 75 years of total pleasure each, you would say "Well, that was pretty great." But now let's have a surprise. Let's have a dream which isn't under control. Where something is gonna happen to me that I don't know what it's going to be. And you would dig that and come out of that and say "Wow, that was a close shave, wasn't it?" And then you would get more and more adventurous, and you would make further and further out gambles as to what you would dream. And finally, you would dream ... where you are now. You would dream the dream of living the life that you are actually living today. -Alan Watts