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The Necessity of Pursuit

Updated on February 26, 2012

The Necessity of Pursuit

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

Pursuit is the consequence of dreams, the driving force of forward movement. Without that ability to envisage a willed outcome, we would remain at rest. Life is a process of thought to outcome, always in flux, evolving, each step a progression. Without dreams our world would be like a sleepless dark observation, watching life go by under the gaze of decaying time.

Dreams are one of the most important aspects of understanding our existence, grasping the essence of our part in this infinite cycle of life. I’m not simply referring to the dreams experienced in sleep but our capacity to project our will and imagination into the realm of possibility.

From our need to sustain our daily lives to planning a career, to imagining an overseas holiday, to losing a few pounds at the gym; all these wishes only come to fruition because of our ability to imagine them. Imagination is often passed over as simply an aspect of human thought, but in fact it is the key to how we think and what follows in our lives as a result.

First we imagine or dream about what we want and then aim for, consciously or unconsciously, that outcome. Pursuit is the motivation of life. As human beings we are gifted with the capacity to reason, make choices and to guide our lives. Animals pursue out of need and survival alone, instinct upholding their pursuit of maintaining life.

The complexity we often create in our lives is a result of contradictory thinking, knee-jerk responses and fears created by the memories of experience. Rather than learn and move on instinctively like most animals, we intensify our fears and experiences to oversimplification and misunderstanding. These biases then change into stumbling blocks that inhibit our pursuits in marked ways.

Fears are the limits of our pursuits, often discounting our ability of perceived success. This is how we dismantle our dreams, by losing faith in ourselves. Then, as a result, we adapt or downgrade our pursuits thus limiting the possibilities in our lives. Our thinking can become stifled and we never pursue what we want for fear of failure or exposure or indecision. Confusion reigns and we become stagnant.

The act of dreaming is profoundly important to our happiness and well-being. Life is like a flower that unfolds further with our every dream and pursuit. Each step forward offers the discovery of ever more options, opportunities and likely pursuits, each one even more fantastic more worth the effort of the dream.

The more fertile our imaginations the greater the scope of our dream and the more possibilities can be seen and therefore followed. The limits we place on our dreams are by our own hands, and are not real. There are no limits, just the power of imagination, the pursuit of dreams and living the outcomes. So, sweet dreams.


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      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks alkagl, glad you enjoyed.

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      7 years ago from Hardoi



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