In the Struggles for Your Dreams

-Efren Paredes, Jr.
Jackson, Michigan – Cotton Correctional Facility

“But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it’s better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you’re fighting for.” —Paulo Coelho

Day one was a challenge for my first ever juice/water fast. It was different than other fasts I have participated in during my life. I understand the struggle though and I know it means that I am developing strength and enlightenment along the way.

Our cause is noble and a reminder to us of the many things we take for granted, namely our liberties. This is a time to reflect and be grateful for all we have in our lives, and a time to think about the things others have been denied or unlawfully robbed of.

We are united in solidarity across the globe. The strength of our spirit and voice is going to transcend every imaginable boundary and make our plea for justice heard loud and clear.

Nothing can stop the voice of truth. Remember, truth crushed to the earth is truth still, and like a seed, will rise again.

Stay strong and encouraged during the fast. We will succeed!

Published in: on March 18, 2008 at 7:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

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