Passion and reality in conflict

You know that feeling you get when you look at a picture of a beautiful place; that blissful feeling you have when you realize you want to be there? What happens after that?

You come to reality.

You know you can’t be there, it’s way too much for your purse to handle, or it takes too much off your scheduled office time. What crap!

When I got to know about the Green Lake in Austria, I felt a sudden rush of liking to be there and to enjoy it. I don’t want to come back to reality; I’m not going to convince myself that I can’t do something I haven’t even tried. I like it and I want to see it. Nothing wrong with doing what I like, right? It might sound far-fetched, but it is still a nice feeling to know that you are at least trying to do what you love.

OK, let’s just forget about the whole ‘Green Lake’ thing; that’s my problem. What I’m trying to say is that, most of the time, the heart yearns for something blissful but the problem is, our mind tells us that it’s impossible. That’s where the conflict begins. Why does it have to be that it is always the mind and heart that disagree the most? The real challenge is to balance between the two and figure out which is dominant. That’s where we fail most of the time; that’s where I’ve failed.

Why is it so though? The heart always speaks for passion while the brain seeks reality. Why is it so difficult for us to win over the brain? The answer, as far as I know, is because we surround ourselves with people who have succumbed to the brain’s wish and have convinced themselves that their passion was beyond ‘reality’.

Now comes the biggest doubt: what is reality? Reality differs from person to person, right? It depends on our own lives. How then, can anyone say my passion cannot be reality? Of course, it can’t be his reality, but, it just could be mine!


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