Tuesday, August 02, 2016

What Caution We Take

"I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." - Henry David Thoreau

What would you exactly do if you encountered miniature donkeys in the course of your travel? What if it were large boulders from a rock slide? Or what if you fell asleep and the plane you are flying in lands at a completely unknown destination?

What if?

There are so many unknowns in life which can block the path we are on. Just when you begin to think you have accounted for everything, the unexpected crosses your path. It seems ludicrous that it could happen to us, but it does.

Our reaction is to become overly cautious and begin to watch out for wild or weird maladies. This reaction to fear of the unknown causes us to avoid a possible encounter with the unexpected. We create walls of caution around our life. Soon enough we stop moving for fear of the unexpected.

What if?

So what if the unexpected were simply ourself standing in the way? What if it was our own fear keeping us from moving forward? This small but significant road block is one of the hardest things to overcome; and that is fear.

But once we get out of our own way, there is so much more we can do. We can conquer what seemed impossible before. The doors seem to open when once they were tightly shut. Life itself becomes more clear and in focus to new and greater possibility.

Yes, we can always proceed with caution and moderate the speed at which we move forward. But when you encounter the unexpected fear of yourself, find a way through it. And most important, keep moving. Overcome the unexpected whether it be your own fears, the unknown or even a herd of miniature donkeys.

And stay inspired my friends!

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