I have a favorite line in my first Don’t Die™ Book: “Change is not the promise that there will be no challenges, but the hope that with each challenge you learn to grow with greater trust. What I can promise is that all this hope, change, and trust take time.”
I had made a 30 day commitment to write on the topic of awareness and perspective. Up until now, I have not met my commitment 100%, yet the messages that I get from my daily readings keep pulling me back to that focus whether I have time or not!
I started the day with three…yes 3 again…messages that keep lining up:
From TUT, I was reminded that challenges actually give life it’s richness. Mike Dooley posed this question: Now what if, painful as they may temporarily be, you could choose a life during which challenges might arise whenever your thinking needed expansion, on the sole condition that every one of them could be overcome no matter how daunting they may at first seem?
From Fr. Richard Rohr, “After the Madonna and child image (the essential Incarnation icon), the Annunciation is the most painted Christian scene. Did you ever notice that Mary does not say here that she is “not worthy”? She just asks for clarification. She only asks “How” because that might ask something more of her. She never asks if, whether, or why!”
And from the top of the journal page I wrote on this morning: “Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.” Vaclav Havel
Dr. Success Challenge: Answer this question for yourself: If you received these messages, what message would you actually be receiving?