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Today’s Question by the reader : Sam

Author: Paulo Coelho

Dear Paulo,

I understand that your message is to follow our dreams. But what happens after we realize our dream? Should we feel complete fulfillment? And if yes then how does it feel? I found that I never feel completely content. Does it mean that I follow wrong dreams? I would imagine that when I feel completely at peace that means that I realized the right dream.

Dear Sam,

Realizing our dreams is a daily effort. There’s no such thing as the “end of the line” in this field. So not only can I understand your dissatisfaction as well as I share the same feeling. I’m never satisfied and I never look upon my dream – being a writer – as totally accomplished. Life is about new challenges. Total peace can only be found in death, in my eyes.

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