“Happy? What is your definition of happiness? Mauro asked him. “Happiness…? I’m not really sure. I’d like to know what makes YOU happy.” “My happiness comes from wishing for what’s beneficial to myself.” replied Mauro. “Well said! ” Laura exclaimed. After hearing that, Y Chao thought about his own definition of happiness; however he doubted Mauro would agree with it. He hesitated, but finally stated: “For me, happiness is about realizing my dreams!” “Dreams are important.” Y Chao looked at Mauro a little surprised, but happy with Mauro’s approval. He completely forgot what his motive had been in the first place. “But dreams also take place in our imagination…” Y Chao stated. “Dreams are messages we receive from within to help us discover our true mission.” “Really? That’s marvellous!” exclaimed Laura. Mauro explained: “Before realizing a project, an idea had to have occurred first.” “What if I dream of wanting to become rich?” asked Y Chao. Mauro wanted him to reflect on this. “What does it mean to you to be rich?” he asked Y Chao. “Rich means having enough money to be free!” He answered. “Enough?” Mauro questioned. Mauro said nothing for a few moments, giving silence its place, and then continued: “Our desires have no limits, and keep growing as we nourish them. Therefore they can never fully satisfy us. Only we can satisfy ourselves.” “How so?” asked Y Chao. “By becoming aware that the only real wealth we have does not consist in increasing our fortune but in controlling our desires!”
What most people don’t understand is that happiness is not something you search for, but comes as a result of living from your heart. When you live from within, a sense of peace and happiness naturally becomes part of you.
Dreams can bring insights to guide or keep you on your journey. For something to be actualized, it’s idea has to be thought or dreamt of first, otherwise it will never find its way into existence. So dreams are important.