“It’s not enough to wish, dream and hope. Even children know this. We must set sail into the sea of uncertainty. We must meet fear face-to-face. We must take our dreams as maps for a greater journey. Dreams, to come true, need a good story. So go live one.” Vironika Tugaleva
Two men saw a pile of rocks in a field.
The first man only saw a pile of rocks and walked away.
The second man saw a great house in which he could satisfy his dream and walked away altered forever.
The first man struggled to get things done and to find purpose in his life.
The second man built his dream home and inspired others to do the same.
Be the second person, looking beyond what is presented, looking beyond your fears, and finding the secrets, the mysteries, and all the glories it contains.
Richard Wagamese was an award-winning author and journalist. He was an Ojibway from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario, whose work was deeply influenced by Indigenous experiences in Canada. He died last year, at 61yrs. His wisdom and his love of life will live on in his words.