Friday, January 15, 2010

Re-connect With Your Dreams

Recently, we were reminded of an idea expressed in The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Coelho writes that when we really desire something with all of our hearts, the whole universe will conspire together to make that which we desire into a reality. As we talked about this, we both could think of times in our lives when this truly has come to pass. If you want to experience this in your own life, you need to have a desire that is not just a casual wish. This desire must be something that burns deep within your soul—something that you believe will help make the world a better place.

We have witnessed this principle come to fruition in our own lives. On more than three occasions, we have met and become good friends with people whose creations have touched our lives deeply. Almost through no effort on our own, these individuals have become a part of our lives. It is though we were bound to become associated with them because of the strong connection we share on an emotional and spiritual level. Some call this the law of attraction or Karma—we like to think of it as just good old fashioned faith.

Whatever you choose to call it, we believe it is a force for good that can bring about many great things. When you allow those hopes and dreams that lie deep in your heart to come to the forefront, and choose to do all in your power to work to bring them about, then good things can happen. Don't let fear or negativity get in the way of that positive energy that flows from a person when they focus on the goal of blessing lives and making the world a better place. We invite everyone to dream big this year and re-connect with your desire to bless lives by Together, Building People.

Coelho, Paulo. The Alchemist. New York: Harper and Collins, 1993.