boldness and commitment
“Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
How many times have you tried to begin a project, a race, even begin your day, and it seemed so hard, so difficult to take that first step? The break-through for me has always been two things:
1- recognzing the arguments against starting the project/race/day as pointless and
2- realizing the potential for good.
Seeing that I can be a force for good has an energizing effect. That I can be a blessing in some way opens my thought to the ways in which that can happen.
Sometimes it happens in small things. Like yesterday, when my husband and I made a commitment to spend the day together cross-country skiing. The time in the sunny cold air, the time talking together, challenging myself on the larger hills, all of this made for a progressive day.
Sometimes it happens in the big things, like committing to a life purpose. And in my case, it is my commitment to mankind and to being a healer. Seeing my role in the larger picture gives me purpose and direction and focus. And it helps me begin my projects, my joys and my days on solid footing.
This idea from Mary Baker Eddy has been really helpful in getting my day going:
The purpose and motive to live aright can be gained now. This point won, you have started as you should. You have begun at the numeration-table of Christian Science, and nothing but wrong intention can hinder your advancement. Working and praying with true motives, your Father will open the way. "Who did hinder you, that ye should not obey the truth?"
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Kim C Korinek, CSB
banner photo (c) Micah Korinek; other photos by Gabe Korinek, Kim Korinek, Brad Crooks. Leslie Larsen (c) 2016