“The meaning of good and bad… is simply helping or hurting.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, philosopher and poet
Such a simple statement, which no one can debunk. You and I both know, it ain’t tough to find “evil” lurking about. Temptations and trickery, loopholes and white lies, judgments and limitless opportunities for self-serving joy. And when we ourselves participate in creating, delivering or supporting such bad thought, words, and works, we do damage to people and the planet at large… only to have it circle right back to our own backyards. I only pray that the karmic boomerang effect ultimately instigates change in your choices. Conversely, it’s tough to argue or ignore the gratification that rushes in when you do good, right? The excitement in the wonderment of how far the ripple will stretch and even a rejoicing in tapping your own power to help! That said, there’s an everlasting supply of this glorious feeling at your fingertips. For it’s the by-product of simply doing good…and there’s an opportunity around every corner, folks. So seek them, seize them and spread ‘em with love!
“There is a difference between the waiting of the prophet and the standing still of the fool.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher
SO, you say you’re waiting for the perfect time to do …something. No doubt you sound like a broken record…even to yourself… because fear has paralyzed and reduced you to excuse-filled victim of circumstance. What are you waiting for? The cows to come home? Hell to freeze over? The stars to align? Well, for all you don’t know, existing outside your self-protective bubble of naive expectations, there’s a herd of cud-chewers standing, on frozen ground, under a sparkling constellation…waiting on you! No alarm will sound. No telegram will proclaim: “The perfect time has arrived. Go for it!” Tell yourself it’s here! Right now! Passionately dive into creating the experience you’ve been keeping from yourself and embrace the freedom that comes from ignoring the ticking clock.
“Each man has an aptitude born with him. Do your work.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher
So you can’t flip an omelet, carry a tune, nor hit a 3-pointer. Geometry just isn’t your bag, then there’s that speaking in public thing. There are things in life that challenge our inborn operating systems right off the bat. Even with upgrades and downloads, we get flustered and frustrate ourselves with half-hearted attempts to fix what we label a flaw in the hardware itself. Truth is, we’re all perfect. Each of our rare blends of God-given gifts is as unique as our fingerprints. But it’s up to us to discover how to launch our software. So delve in and develop the capabilities that bring you joy and satisfaction. Capitalize on your built in programs and the egg-flipping becomes a thing of the past.