This is a good reality check and could perhaps also offer some comfort for YOU reading this at this moment. I bet you can’t deny that you are afraid/ fearful/ scared of something, yearn/ love/ crave for something and for sure have lost /misplaced/ got fleeced of something. The good news is that this reality holds true for every single person around you. The better news is that despite this all of us can lead a very happy, peaceful and productive life.
Are these some of your fears? Death/ sickness/ failure/ rejection/ pain/ darkness/ loneliness
Did you feel the ecstasy of love? People/ Nature/ animals / gadgets/ places/ works of art
Could losing something precious derail your life? Your loved ones/ your favorite object / your job/ an opportunity/
The above is just an illustrative list. Perhaps you can add your own personal list of fears that have held you back from realizing your full potential or perhaps limited your risk taking abilities. There could be a vacuum created or a searing pain at having to sacrifice something you loved or do feel that you lost your way in life either through ignorance or foolishness or recklessness?
Now look at the cross roads of life that you are now standing at. Notwithstanding your age, background, financial strength and the like, the reality is that not just you but every single person has the same set of apprehensions as you but you now have a choice of making a life changing choice. So how would you now proceed ahead; would you let bygones be bygones and forge ahead taking on new challenges? Will you seek out opportunities to dare, do and win? Will the real you shed all inhibitions and dance with gay abandon?
Life is lived when you dare to confront your fears and overcome it, give abundantly of your love to one and all and freely share with others all that you love…. For that is when you and I when departing, leave behind us, Footprints on the sands of time*
- Taken from the poem A Psalm of life by H.W.Longfellow ( You can get a commentary on this by clicking on the following link http://www.poweract.blogspot.in/2009/12/psalm-of-life-commentry.html )
- Make a list of 3 negative emotions that have troubled you.
- Make a list of 3 positive emotions that you count amongst your strengths.
- Identify 3 qualities that you wish you could cultivate.
- Describe yourself in one sentence not exceeding 15 words.
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