A dream, a tale of winning and losing

Every once in a while, I come to crossroads in life faced with lot of choices and not knowing what to do. I take a deep breath, and find solace in these words from Alchemist.

“To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only obligation and, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

Then, a seed of thought is sown in my mind and a dream is born. I nurture it with my ambitions and convictions. It starts to grow past the boundaries and up towards the sky. It becomes so much a part of me, yet may seem very surreal.

One fine morning, a dream to pursue my passion took birth in me. A dream to follow my heart, live the life I wanted and the way I decide it would be. But, with every step towards my dream, I found something pulling me back. It took me a while to realise that restraining factor is not external, but the inherent fear of changing my current way of life and stepping out of comfort zone.

The fear stemmed from my belief that to gain something in life, I would have to lose something. The fear of losing something was scary, that my life came to a standstill. I could achieve my dream, but at the end of it, what if I have to leave behind someone I love, some relationships I value, some beliefs and value systems or my own past achievements.

I was caught up in a dilemma and the question which tormented my heart was whether dreams always come at a cost. For once, I decide to take a chance. I turned a deaf ear to what my brain told me and my heart took over the reins of my life.

Today, I am living my dream. And I have an answer to all who ask the cost of a dream. Yes, all dreams are tales of winning and losing. I won a life I always wanted to have, but in the process I have lost something. I have lost my fear, inhibitions and the barriers that I put up around my life. I opened the windows to my heart, my mind was filled with brightness and the power of a dream has given wings to my life.


10 Replies to “A dream, a tale of winning and losing”

  1. So nice to see something straight from heart… now i can say ‘Shruthi really is thinking aloud”… & from my experience I’m saying : “One who follow his/her hearts call never lose anything… they can only win… so keep following your hearts call… my best wishes for the days ahead sis…” 🙂


    1. Hi,
      I realize that you could relate to the post, as you have also achieved a dream after much long a wait.
      So when you say from heart ‘One who follow his/her hearts call never lose anything… they can only win”,All I can say is bravo!!


  2. enjoyed readin this post.. its very straight forward.. abt a challenge which everybody live with in um point if life… the fear of paying a cost to follow one’s dreams… i think you have well expressed a feelin which is so inherent but escapes the thought always.. “opened the windows to my heart, my mind was filled with brightness” – powerful words.. its really unjust to shut our hearrs up.. and deprieve them of the wings they deserve.. Good work shruti.. A good writer connects wit t reader and inspires him.. and u are one…!!


    1. Joel,
      Its amazing to see your thoughts on the power of a dream. Everyone with a heart, always dreams. But most of us,face two situations. Either we are too scared to go for our dreams or we are too impatient to wait till the dream comes true.
      But, if we focus and persevere we will surely achieve the same. Having known you for some months, I see that spark in you and you will definitely make it big in photography


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