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When Reality Sets In

Writes T. K. Coleman:

We begin by dreaming.

Once dreams are pursued, “the reality” sets in.

But what we call “the reality” –sacrifices, hardships, compromises, setbacks, etc–is all a part of the dream.

The realities that seem to contradict our dreams do not belong to some other realm that must be ignored or defeated.

Those realities are the very elements that teach us how to substantiate our dreams.

Living the dream isn’t just about getting what we want. It’s about learning to navigate the complexities and challenges inherent in the process of creating.

When we face obstacles, it’s not because our dreams are being smacked in the face by reality. It’s because they’re being pushed from behind by possibility.

The very things we take as evidence against our dreams may quite possibly be the most creatively efficient means for their manifestation.