Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wherein We Move Beyond Ourselves into Something Greater

We all have something to prove. We travel this existence with something in mind that we absolutely must do, even if we aren't sure exactly what that looks like. Sometimes it requires someone else to help us understand what that thing is. I think that's one of the things we love most about books. We love seeing someone overcome obstacles, trials, heart-wrenching relationship difficulties, or seeking lifelong before finding, accomplishing, achieving. What is it that holds us back? What is it that restrains us from realizing who we are?

Perhaps we will spend our days finding ways to substitute our greater achievement possibilities for things that may be visible differences on the outset, when really we are still starving ourselves of our true potential. What great dent will be ours when life is over? Will we have carved our name on some veritable great tree, or will we have planted a forest?


Will we be afraid to stand out because of who we have become, or will we be content to blend into the background? What, if anything, will move us past our state of comfortable compromises to shake us from our complacency? Will we ever have the courage to do the very thing we dream? We envy those who do, so what invisible anchors restrain us from beginning today to set sail on our great life's adventure? Perhaps when we take a closer look, we realize that those heavy anchors that we believed existed were never really there in the first place.

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