You can capture this body of mine, take away my freedom and enslave me. You may even have the power to capture my soul and sentence me to the realm of eternal darkness. But my dreams you cannot touch. They are my will; the very essence of who I am. In them I laugh. In them I cry. In them I love. And in them.I live. My dreams are untouchable and unceasing.
You know those little moments when an unexpected act or a spoken word affects your heart with sweet, satiating intensity - a simple gesture that possesses deep, personal meaning beyond what anyone realizes?? You know those tender moments?? That's God pressing his lips on your forehead and whispering
Never give up. It's like breathing - once you quit, your flame dies letting total darkness extinguish every last gasp of hope. You can't do that. You must continue taking in even the shallowest of breaths, continue putting forth even the smallest of efforts to sustain your dreams. Don't ever, ever, ever give up.
Life has moments that feel as if the sun has blackened to tar and the entire world turned to ice.? It feels as if Hades rose from the depths of Tartarus with his vile demons solely for the purpose of gathering to personally torture you, and that their genuine intent of mental, emotional, and spiritual anguish is tearing you to shreds.? Your heart weighs as heavily as leaden legs which you would drag yourself forward with if not for the quicksand that overcomes you, pulling you down inch by inch, paralyzing your will and threatening oblivion.? And all the while fire and brimstone pour from the sky, pelting only you.? Truly, that is what it feels like. But that feeling is a trial that won't last forever.? Never give up.
Courage to me is doing something daring, no matter how afraid, insecure, intimidated, alone, unworthy, incapable, ridiculed or whatever other paralyzingly emotion you might feel. Courage is taking action... No matter what.? So you're afraid?? Be afraid.? Be scared silly to the point you're trembling and nauseous, but do it anyway!