My wandering friend, a traveling writer and photographer who shall remain unnamed, recently sent me an email from the Himalayas. I was very moved by his words, and I hope his wisdom can inspire us to pursue the dreams within.
“Congratulations! I am happy for you that you had the courage to reject the safe and secure, but ultimately unsatisfying path that was laid out for you by your circumstances and pursue the life of your choice. Of course none of us knows how our lives will play out. And it is not until we look back many years hence that we will know whether the choices we made today were the right ones. But as long as you act in good conscience and with deliberation to make every effort to live the life of your choice, then I think you have no cause for fear. Of course if you pursue your dreams, failure is a possibility. But on the other hand, if you don’t pursue them then failure is an absolute certainty. So it seems to me that the odds are in your favor.”