Our life is all about desires. Our desires form the basis of our dreams. We set out in life with a bagful of dreams to fulfill — each of us nurturing and guarding our dream like a piece of porcelain. They are precious to us. They keep us motivated, focused and centred. Our dreams, in fact, give a sense of direction to our life and a rush of energy which drives us to pursue it. And it is this rush of energy that gives us the determination and courage to overcome the obstacles and set backs that we meet along the way.
As we move along the road to fulfill our dreams, we are faced with the choice of using the energy positively or abusing it. We could either resort to shortcuts by compromising on the principle of honesty — the basis of all human endeavours — or we could choose to be honest no matter how difficult the path or how long it takes to reach our destination.
When we choose to compromise on our principles and break people’s trust as we go on to fulfill our dreams, we need to know that even if our dreams get fulfilled, the Law of Karma will not permit us to enjoy our ill-earned success. Such is the working of this Law. When we ride on success by deceiving people in the process, existence makes sure that though we may acquire the object we had set out for, our physical or mental state will not allow us to enjoy it.
When we earn our success in the right manner — that is, without compromising on our values and living up to people’s trust — our dreams may take time to materialise, but existence ensures that we get to enjoy our success.
So dream on and dream big, but remember it’s the choices that we make along the way that can protect or break our precious piece of porcelain.