When you have a goal set on your horizon, its the sunset that scares you the most because you know the goal is etched in stone. The only real force you have behind you is give the chance to reach your goal a full 100%. There is no room for error, nor for half-hearted passions. You could just leave those at the door.
The path is set before you. You've spent hours talking with others and with yourself. You've planned and prayed, while hopes of the dream achieving the reality ever waning. You've hoped for years. You've seen the dream countless times that implants itself, bubbling up from the depths of your soul. Its an innate sense that you were destined for this journey, and you simply wait in hopes to see the setting sun touch the ocean's edge of completion. Its kind of scary, isn't it? When you wonder how the dream will surface as a reality, you only see what has happened before you arrived to this day. You've taken all that you had, that you held so close and pushed that toward your dream, in hopes that it would become real. You shared your dream with others, and some understood, while others didn't. Nonetheless, with tears running down your face, you pushed onward and never let go. You saw all that you had fading away, but you stuck to the dream. Giving all that you had, and all that was within you, you gave to the dream. Yet, somehow, for some reason, you continued to see the dream fading slowly as all of your passions burned ever so strong.
Then, one day, when you least expect it, and naturally as always, in the most random and indirect way, someone or some lesson shines a shimmer of hope into the dark shadows of your cold heart. You closed off your heart to others because you had been burned and dragged through their fires and their emotional baggage. You had suffered their bitter & resentful comments that left you weeping in the shadows of your own twilight. Their judgmental and naive criticisms left you bewildered at their actions. They once said that they loved your dream, but they left your side when your dream didn't happen the way they wanted it too. You watched your dream fizzle while their stabbing words left you with your head hung low in pain. While you wept, they laughed at your dream. Yet, through those horrific memories, you dream never lost its form. They left you with your tear soaked hands open and you remained with the hopes of a new dawn. You perhaps have never felt so alone before in your entire journey. It may be the darkest night every experienced in your entire existence. You may have no idea how you will survive through the night of your dreams floating along the ocean of your soul. Not having any idea how you will wake up to see the dream shining ever so brightly, and certainly not knowing how you will even find your last breath, it is then the life is seen from an entirely new perspective. The most unusually bizarre intertwining of supernatural connections stir your spirit up from the depths of your hell. People begin to surround your left side from a place you never thought possible. The most diverse and completely fulfilling conversation is had between you and a random connection from a place you never even heard of. From the hills of your distant journey, individuals begin to walk down toward your very path. They stop. They hear your cries. They empathize. They listen. They hug. They begin to hear your dream and vision. They begin to see you for who you are and they love you the same. They take you under their wing. They begin to speak words of encouragement into your heart. They begin to tell you that your dream will become your reality. These incredibly supernatural connections start to swell hope within the empty space of your heart. The entire process was already in progress, however you just could not see as they were up over the hill beyond your vision. They were on their journey, crossing their paths toward their destiny when they heard you cry. They take the risk and you risk your cold heart to break as they begin to bring healing to your soul. Through the One who loved us first, they are used by Him. Each individual bringing the strength from beneath your soul, with their individual strengths build you up to see that your dream never left your presence. Now you have arrived, with these amazingly inspirational souls who have taken on the dream as their own as well. Suddenly, without warning, you are a team. Before as one, you cried alone, and now you see, that the dream of the eve of the last opportunity, you will walk with others. Hand in hand, you will venture across the caps of snow and through the darkest dew filled forests. There is hope that emerges from your tear streaked face as the fading sunlight emulates rays of golden orange. It has arrived. It is the eve of the last dream and tomorrow your adventure begins. You will cover many miles and many words shall be exchanged, but realize in that incredible moment, you are not alone. You go with others who hear, listen, breath, speak, and support your dream and your vision. Do you know why?
Because it has also become theirs. You are now a team. Embrace the team. This is the last chance for your dream to become a reality, but rest in the awareness that you will not be alone, no matter what the outcome may be. Now embrace the eve of the last dream. It has come.
Daniel M. Klopp
Advocate 4 Marginalized individuals & communities globally
Advocate & Journalist
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