I Dare to Dream

Sangita Thapa
Posted April 28, 2013 from Nepal

Dreams, in my experience, are very strong. They last forever, with a different shape, different visions in various stages of life. To me, they change. They fluctuate. But, the core essence lasts longer than we can ever imagine. They keep changing until you explore yourself, discover your potential and recognize your Self. And when you do, they would last forever like your shadow. Unwavering. Undenying. As a child, I loved dreaming. I still do. I rejoiced in my wonderland, met fairies, talked to gnomes and often wondered if it was possible to forever stay in your dream land, shutting your eyes tight to reality. And they would say it wasn’t possible. It didn’t exist. But somehow, I wasn’t ready to accept this fact.

As a grown up woman, I still dream, but in a different way with different aspirations. After finishing my study and starting a career, I have this unnerving feeling that I’m limiting myself to a mere job that does nothing more than catering my financial requirements, which ironically is just as urgent and true as the fact that I exist and that I need to rely on something to live on. At times, it frustrates me to death. But then, my desires to pursue my dreams, my visions keep me alive. To me, my dreams have greater meaning in my life. They are associated with my dignity and my existence as a human, a woman and an educated citizen. I can’t imagine my life without them. Education has further fostered my craving to follow dreams. It has given me an unique power and strength to persist, to speak and to face challenges. I have a vision to serve my community’s voiceless, marginalized and impoverished women. I believe that serving humanity far exceeds anything in this world. As a dreamer, I dream to achieve this aim. I envision a world where everyone’s equal, where women and men are equally respected and their human rights are ensured at all levels.

When I look back and compare my childhood dreams with that of my present ones, I find no difference. The wonderland where rights are equal and men and women are respected, the fairies who act for positive change and transformation and the impossible to achieve such an ambition still stand tall against my closed eyes as they used to when I was young. They still seem as impossible and dreamy as they were before. And, I still refuse to accept these as impossibilities. I still believe they are actionable and they are achievable. And I always found my education to be my unrelenting confidence, my strength and guide. This is uniquely empowering and gives you a sense of courage when you are on the brink of losing your hopes.

Obsessed as I am with this vision, I was looking for an opportunity to make this dream come true and participating in Voices of Our Future Programme is just a reflection of my unending passion for my dreams. This will tremendously help me nurture my capacities and confidence to follow my dreams. Through the mentorship of inspiring people and also through the networking with various women working in different parts of social change, I will definitely learn a great deal. It will also enlighten me to tackle the challenges, resolve problems and generate resilience. I will be in a better position to tell the local tales, which will be heard amid global listeners, giving the world a chance to know them, to see through and identify with them, ultimately beckoning a light towards fulfilling my dream vision.

Being a Voice among many of our Future Correspondent will endow me a chance to live my dream, my vision. So, I dare to speak and I dare to walk the roads less trodden. I am no longer silent observer of pain, unending oppressions, exploitations and abuses. I dare to dream, I dare to fight.

Voices of Our Future Application: Your Vision

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ola.mahadi
Apr 28, 2013
Apr 28, 2013

Dreams are windows through which we look to who we will be keep up dreaming my sister and good luck in the VOF application. Stay well Ola

Sangita Thapa
Apr 29, 2013
Apr 29, 2013

Thank you dear Ola for reading and commenting. And yes, good luck to you too. :)

Stacey Rozen
Apr 28, 2013
Apr 28, 2013

There's so much depth of vision in a collaborative dream that we dream together. Sangita, may your dreams become reality. I'm so glad we connected over the last month.

Sangita Thapa
Apr 29, 2013
Apr 29, 2013

Dear Stacey, your words have always been so sweet, full of inspiration for me. Thank you so much sister. :)

fozia yasin
Apr 29, 2013
Apr 29, 2013

Dear Sangita,

We are on the same boat. And am glad, it's gonna be a great journey.

I know exactly how it feels when you says: "After finishing my study and starting a career, I have this unnerving feeling that I’m limiting myself to a mere job that does nothing more than catering my financial requirements..."

Let's dare to dream has been rightly put

Best Fozia

Sangita Thapa
Apr 29, 2013
Apr 29, 2013

Thanks for reading and sharing that you understand the feeling. Its a hard, hard job to stuck on something you dont really want to. Its a warm feeling to realize that someone cares and listens. Thank you dear Fozia. :)

libudsuroy
Apr 30, 2013
Apr 30, 2013

Dear Sangita, A young girl with such deep thoughts and an imagination that roams wide into the world of others, of women! You are a rarity these days, a treasure worth keeping and developing into a gem. Keep dreaming and writing!

Sangita Thapa
May 01, 2013
May 01, 2013

Dear Libudsuroy, we all are here with purpose and visions and yes, each one here is a gem on her own right and unique ways. Im so grateful to WorldPulse that gave me an opportunity to meet people like you here.

Debra K Adams, MA
Apr 30, 2013
Apr 30, 2013

yes, dreams change - they help us find the path to take, and sometimes that changes...the goal is the same and will be reached! It is good that you are aware of thus phenomenon and open to - I would like to witness your journey - stay connected and in touch please!

Sangita Thapa
May 01, 2013
May 01, 2013

Thanks dear Debra for reading my articles with same fervour, same passion, each time I post them. No matter how bad or good they are written, you are always on time to comment on them. It makes me happy to know that we are so close and share a common bond of sisterhood. Thank you so much darling! You are kind.

Busayo Obisakin
May 01, 2013
May 01, 2013

Dream the more my sister, dreams helps us to be focus and determined to want to make them true. i wish you all the best in this journey!

With love Busayo

Sangita Thapa
May 01, 2013
May 01, 2013

Thank you so much dear sister for wishing me luck. Wishes and prayers of people like you could perhaps give me strength to move ahead. Thank you for caring and supporting.

May 03, 2013
May 03, 2013

Your words come like butterflies, beautiful..I love your dedication to your society, and your aspiration to voice some of the wrongs you see around you. I believe you will do that just wonderfully! I recommended your entry here in the hope that you are one of those lucky to get elected. It would be a wise choice, Much love, Ruth

Sangita Thapa
May 03, 2013
May 03, 2013

Dear Ruth, thank you so much for placing me in such a high regard. I dont know if i deserve it, but i know for sure that without the help and moral support of people like you, I could have never gathered courage to speak or write. Im so happy to have joined WorldPulse. Without it, I would have missed an opportunity to connect with many wonderful women here. Thanks alot.

Lisa T
May 04, 2013
May 04, 2013

Dear Sangita,

Thank you for sharing your story and your dreams. I appreciate how you describe your education as such an empowering force in your life. I especially liked the lines, "Education has further fostered my craving to follow dreams. It has given me an unique power and strength to persist, to speak and to face challenges. I have a vision to serve my community’s voiceless, marginalized and impoverished women." You vision and your ambition come across clearly in your writing. I look forward to reading more of your writing in the future!

Sincerely, Lisa

Sangita Thapa
May 05, 2013
May 05, 2013

Thank you so much dear Lisa that you found time to give comments. Truly appreciate it. its my pleasure that you liked those lines and yes, education has definitely helped me clear my visions and dare to dream. Education is power. Thank you for reading.

Aminah
May 05, 2013
May 05, 2013

I agree with Lisa. I too liked the line about how education further enhances our craving to dream and to follow on the footsteps of those dreams.

I believe you have a talent in writing and I tally relished the second last paragraph. And totally agree with them too.

Sangita Thapa
May 05, 2013
May 05, 2013

Dear sister, thank you so much for liking those lines. I am just a random writer, but everyone knows YOU are a true one. You have such a gift for writing that your words speak, they project images and arouse feelings and emotions, which very few of us could do. Im most obliged that you took time to read and comment.

Klaudia
May 05, 2013
May 05, 2013

Dear Sangita

Let's dare to dream and come those dreams true. After all the only impossible thing is the one you have never dream of. all the best, Klaudia

Sangita Thapa
May 05, 2013
May 05, 2013

Thank you Klaudia for giving such an encouraging comment. Im truly inspired by reading your posts. Lets dream together and make it all come true!

ikirimat
May 06, 2013
May 06, 2013

I want to walk with you in your path that is less trodden. You will surely make a difference in their lives/community. Good luck

Sangita Thapa
May 06, 2013
May 06, 2013

Dear Ikirimat, you are welcome to walk the path. We'll tread it together. Thanks for your support! :)

Sutanuka Banerjee
May 11, 2013
May 11, 2013

If you have dared to dream then dream big. Put all your heart, mind and efforts.

Lets dream together

All the Best

Love

Sutanuka

Sangita Thapa
May 11, 2013
May 11, 2013

It would be my pleasure to dream together with you and other such dedicated women. Lets dream big! :)