When a moment of encounter changes your life…

A moment’s encounter can decide the directions of one’s entire life.

Daisaku Ikeda

There are several moments of encounter that had changed course of my life. It had changed my being and challenged my perspectives. It might be a line of a book that changes your thinking. It might be a phrase someone used during a conversation.

About 15 years ago, I was reading a book. The story of this book changed my life. This book traced a childhood story that was very similar to my own. The difference was that the main characters ended up in a psychiatric word but I didn’t. There might be other factors but I often compare myself to that character and wonder which was the better outcome. I guess, I won’t know the answer until end of this life.

Recently, one of such encounters showed me the power of dreaming. This person shared that he had a career in creative art, however, as he developed his interest into the world of micro-organisms, he took his risk and changed his career by pursuing his study into microbiology.

About 6 months ago, I received a gift. It was a dream book. At the first, I couldn’t see the purpose of a dream book but as I work through it, I finally realise the power of dreaming. It might or might not happen. It depends on whether you want it so much that you will make it happen.

There are many encounters in life just like my examples. It might seems little thing at the time of encounter but it definitely impact your life in the future.

When was the last time you reviewed your dream?
Can you think of an encounter that changed course of your life?
What’s your dream?

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