How do you make a decision?
“Risk itself is a process of constant unfolding. And taking risks is the process of peeling back the layers of what you are and who you want to be.” – Phoebe Eng
What if you were offered an opportunity, that would support a long-time dream/hope for your life, which would call for a great leap of faith (and a lot of hard work), but would require you to leave all that has been familiar?
“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope.” – Thomas Merton
Enough to know that sometimes, things working out the way you hoped isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.
“When God wants to punish you, as Isak Dinesen declared, He answers your prayers.” – Barbara Kingsolver (from Animal Dreams)
I’ve had quite the many learning experiences.
“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” – Pena Chodron (from When Things Fall Apart)
“The real voyage of discover consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust
this heart gets so attached to certain beings.
Till then, wishing you all a many-moments-of-joy-filled-and-long-steady-Spring.
PS – I’ve never chosen a word for the year, though I’ve read a number of blog posts which speak to such a thing. The word “recalibrating” will be one for me this year to roll around in my mouth-mind like an apricot pit.