Be not afraid of growing slowing, be afraid only of standing still. ---Chinese proverb
All of us are a little afraid of growth. We wonder how growth will change our lives. Who will we be? Will our friend still love us? Can't we grow up and get in over with? Why does it take so long?
I genuinely believed that I was different until much later,
when I had what I now know to be my first spiritual awakening;
that I was an alcoholic and I didn't have to drink!
I also learned that alcoholism, as an equal opportunity illness,
does not discriminate -- is not restricted to race, creed, or geography.
At last I was released from the bondage of my own uniqueness.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 450
Thought to Ponder . . .
I am unique, just like everyone else.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
Y A N A = You Are Not Alone.
Find your way
Don’t complain that something is blocking your path. Find a way over it, under it, around it or through.
Just because the work is difficult doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Find a way, and you’ll absolutely make it happen.
You can’t expect to be told exactly what steps will get you where you want to go. Find joy and sweet fulfillment in the fact that it’s up to you to find your own way.
Don’t waste your time crafting elaborate excuses or seeking the pity of others. Invest your precious time in finding a way forward.
You might think it would be nice if someone else were to cater to your every need and whim. Yet what your spirit truly desires is to find its own way, and deep inside you know that.
You were born to find your own unique way through life’s richness of possibilities. Your treasures await, so get going right now.
— Ralph Marston