November 7

Today's quotation:

The two important things I did learn were that you are
as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be,
and that the most difficult part of any endeavor
is taking the first step, making the first decision.

Robyn Davidson

Today's Meditation:

If you want to take the challenge, then you have one or more difficult decisions ahead of you today.  If we accept the premise that today is the first day of the rest of our lives, then we also must keep in mind that we will make decisions today that will affect the rest of our lives.  The question is this:  will all such decisions be reactions to things that happen to us and around us, or will we take the initiative and make a decision or two that will put our lives on a particular path that we wish to be on?

Perhaps today is the day to start that novel by writing the first few paragraphs.  Perhaps today is the day to call the friend or relative with whom we've had a falling out, and it's time to mend fences.  Maybe this is the day to start reading the book we've always wanted to read, or to get started on the project we've been dying to work on, or to commit ourselves to volunteer somewhere in town where we can make a bit of a difference in the lives of other people or even of abused or neglected animals.

Sometimes we put off such decisions because we hardly feel strong enough to continue with our lives as they are--so why would we add more into the mix?  But our strength is amazing, if we allow it to be--we can accomplish pretty much anything we wish as long as we're willing to put ourselves out there and take some risks and push the envelope a bit.  There's more than enough energy in this world for us to have as much as we need, and the more we stretch the limits of our own strength, the stronger we become in any field or practice.

So which first step will you take today?  What decision will you make that will get you started in something new and different?  What kinds of things might you do to push your self and your life in new and exciting directions?  All it takes is a decision, and then the action of following through on that decision.  You are a strong person, and perhaps it's time you prove that to yourself.

Questions to consider:

Why do so many people deny or avoid their own strength?

What decision have you been wishing to make for the longest time?

What does it mean to "allow yourself" to be strong?

For further thought:

Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost
lamenting over lost days. . . What you can do
or think you can do, begin it.  For boldness has magic,
power, and genius in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  

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