How To Not Miss the Train Carrying Your Dreams & Opportunities.
“The restlessness and the longing, like the longing that is in the whistle of a faraway train. Except that the longing isn’t really in the whistle — it is in you.” ~ Meindert DeJong
I heard a train in the distance and wondered if I have missed mine… the one with all those adventures I wish to take, places I wish to see and experiences within my heart. Wondering if on that train was the love of my life, the mysteries of life and my passions fading as it pulls away…
“I’ve always felt that distant train whistles heard in the dead of night are the universe’s way of letting us know the best days are neither ahead nor behind us… they’re happening right now, cradled in the palms of our hands.” ~ Dave Matthes
I wonder if the train stopped, would I have the nerve to get on and begin living again and never look back and wonder what if.
I wonder if I am missing out on those stories and people I was supposed to meet, yet because of my missing this one train, again, my life is altered and derailed. Or if the next one is the better one for me, for the person or opportunity that comes along with it.
“The problem, simply put, is that we cannot choose everything simultaneously. So we live in danger of becoming paralyzed by indecision, terrified that every choice might be the wrong choice.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
Dreams upon dreams, trains are journeys. And the journey within is the grandest and greatest one can take. With the world of unending imaginations, worlds are created as dreams are made real, tears of sorrow become tears of joys… truth is revealed and magic is reborn within a moment of the soul, deep in breath and passions expanding.
Every moment is like a train and each one is an opportunity. There are always options and possibilities arriving. And with courage and determination, we can catch the right train and finding the adventures and experiences… not to mention that love of life, love of the mysteries and passions dancing. Each moment is a train of choice and decision.
“So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien
Time is limited even though we are able to see the endless possibilities surrounding us. So we take a moment, connect to our hearts, souls, and magic and hearing the wind as the whistle blows in the distance and ask ourselves: which train are we taking today?
Put one foot in front of the other and start walking, dancing, skipping or whatever form of moving you love, down the track. Following that passion of music you hear within your heart without a doubt and even with some hesitation. Go for it now… into the mystery and exploration of those dreams.
“Time goes faster the more hollow it is. Lives with no meaning go straight past you, like trains that don’t stop at your station.” ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafón