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Advice No. 411 / Follow your heart.
Never feel bad about struggling with your dream, waiting for your dream, missing a shot at your dream, having to start over for your dream, losing something valuable in pursuit of your dream, or failing to capture your dream. The world is filled with people wading through sedate, pacified lives, afraid of dreaming of more. It’s impossible to dream without knowing that the dream might not come true, and that’s just too much for many of us to bear. You don’t realize how brave and lucky you are to have a dream at all.
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GFDA is the bearer of messages from your own heart. What we say is nothing new, we simply put things in a way that you can’t ignore.
From truth, purpose; from purpose, fulfillment. The truth is that this life is a struggle, it’s a contest. Your purpose is to use up every bit of your potential participating in life. You are called to face a challenge. Accept it with dignity. From contending—perhaps to be injured, certain to be hurt—you will find a respect for yourself that can be attained nowhere else. From enduring the struggle, you will learn the true value of compassion and a proper use of your power.
These things cannot be given, they must be earned. We offer you this, and nothing more: the light of old wisdom to guide your steps, and the fruits of our experience to nourish you on your journey.
Happiness isn’t a reward. Strength isn’t gained without effort. Love isn’t something you get from someone else. Life is made bearable in the bearing of it. The meaning of life reveals itself when you stop looking for it and start living with sincerity. Fulfillment will come at last when you have given all that you have.
We want that for you.