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We become what we think about all day long.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

 

Wednesday, December 3, 2003

Live the reality

Resolving to do something is not the same as doing it. Intention, as essential as it may be, is no substitute for action. So how do you transform your resolutions into action? How do you bring those intentions to reality?

Sheer willpower is often not enough, because even the power of your will has limitations. Rather than struggling and striving to make something happen, open yourself fully to the possibility and then allow it to happen in you.

Rather than fighting against your limitations, live with faith that what is possible will become real through the loving effort and energy you give to it. Instead of struggling to do what you have resolved, live the reality of it in ever-increasing measure.

Whatever you would resolve or intend, see it not as something you must eventually acquire or achieve. Know it as something you can now begin to live.

Live the reality of what you intend with your thoughts, your moments, your attention, efforts, enthusiasm and energy. And it will be.

— Ralph Marston

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