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An Impossible Dream

All of us have greatness within us. Whether or not that greatness is expressed in our lives depends on the amount of effort we put into developing it.

However, we cannot develop our greatness without a goal. But not just any goal will work. We need a goal that makes our hearts sing and that brings happiness and joy to ourselves and others.
Without such a goal, we won’t even have the desire for greatness. Without a dream, every day is arduous and we cannot create what we want. A goal that comes from our heart is based on the truest truth, and only the truth itself can create.

So as 2011 approaches, look inside your heart for that precious dream, a dream you are willing to pray fervently for and one you will never give up. Although that dream may seem impossible, keep visualizing and feeling what it will be like when you achieve it. Feel grateful for your dream and everything that comes with it, even before it becomes a reality.

To inspire you, here is a song I’ve been playing a lot lately. If you keep listening to this song, your consciousness will awaken, your heart will open, and you’ll be ready to move forward toward your dream.

The Impossible Dream
Sung by Rhydian Robert
From the 1965 musical, Man of La Mancha
To dream, the impossible dream
To fight, the unbeatable foe
To bear, with unbearable sorrow
To run, where the brave dare not go
To right, the unrightable wrong
And to love, pure and chaste from afar
To try, when your arms are too weary
To reach, the unreachable star
This is my quest, to follow that star
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far
And to fight for the right, without question or pause
To be willing to march into Hell, for a heavenly cause
And I know if I’ll only be true, to this glorious quest,
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm,
When I’m laid to my rest
And the world will be better for this
That one man, scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove, with his last ounce of courage,
To reach,
The unreachable
The unreachable
The unreachable star
I’ll always dream, the impossible dream
And yes I will reach
The unreachable
Star

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19 Comments. Leave new

  • Awesome!!! Thank you!

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  • It’s sooo beautiful song. Thank you very much and Happy new year!

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  • I really feel so much inspiration and hope when I listen to this song. I sincerely thank you for touching my heart through this and all the other songs and poems you have shared with us through ilchi.com

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  • Thank you, SSN. It’s so clear. Love and dreams come true in 2011.

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  • Happy New Year’s everyone!!!

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  • Brian Korbelik
    January 1, 2011 12:50 pm

    Thank you for this message SSN. I will let it empower me over and over again through all the struggles and difficulties that attempt to pull me away from my dream.

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  • It’s so amazing how something effects different people in such different ways. I wonder why men have to be so melodramatic. I wonder why men love the idea of being scarred and scorned. Why do men love the idea of war (fighting for causes that you can’t win). Why do you take yourselves and your causes so seriously? To march into hell for a heavenly cause; are you kidding me? Lighten up. Whoever wrote this song and the person singing it so furiously both need a massage and a soak in a hot spring in New Mexico ;-}

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  • Thank you, Seuseungnim for this message. It helps me pay attention and have more focus.

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  • Best gift for 2011 new year

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  • Very inspiring. Thank you for this and all you have given us.

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  • I remember so well being deeply moved by this song and its message when I saw the play, Man of La Mancha in my youth.
    Don Quixote, the character who sings this song is a seemingly small man in the eyes of his world and culture, but he is actually huge. A colossal man in his heart and spirit. I know that is what you hope for all of us to be. Thank so much for you faith in us even though we falter.

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  • Inspiration and infinite forbearance …

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  • Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.This is what I need.The song touched my heart.

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  • Veronica Gutierrez
    January 7, 2011 1:31 am

    Thank you Seuseungnim, and Happy New Year,
    blessings to all. HSP 🙂

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  • Emerita Keranakis
    January 7, 2011 6:38 pm

    Thank you , this is beautiful song which inspire me in may ways.
    Happy New Year 2011

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  • Thank you for giving this song for us to listen to and such inspiration to the world in one song!
    Happy New Year!

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  • Thank you so much for the inspiration, so powerful…

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  • Thank you, Seuseungnim, for giving us this beautiful dream to follow!

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