Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable . . . . Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
So it is in life.
Every step towards the goal of being one who lives with clarity, energy and love* requires:
Sacrifice (choosing action and growth over comfort and safety);
Suffering (in that we will all experience resistance to the truth of life, and suffer to varying degrees);
Struggle (not only only being comfortable with dis-comfort, but seeking it out and conquering your smaller (Ego) self through it)
and attuning to the eternal flame of love that burns bright within all of us – the flame to that creates the heat to melt the ice of fear and not-trying and unleashes our best selves.
On this day of all days, ask yourself: what’s my dream? The dream that makes the world better because I’m better.
Take a step towards that, no matter how small, or halting, . . . just move.
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* And the goal is become someone who lives this way, most of the time, with that percentage increasing as time passes.