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Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
-- Andrew Jackson


Thursday, December 8, 2005

Go deep

The problems and disturbances are all near the surface. Go deep, and you’ll find your way beyond them.

The tumult and confusion can be overwhelming if you keep yourself in the middle of it. Take a step back, and give yourself some perspective.

When you become completely wrapped up in the comings and goings of your outer life, it can quickly wear you down. Connect often to your inner purpose, and let it revitalize you.

There is nothing to be gained by running away or hiding from your troubles. Yet there is everything to be gained by detaching yourself from them.

You are more than whatever is troubling you. Give yourself some distance and give yourself the opportunity to successfully address the causes of your problems, not just the symptoms.

Your difficulties do not define you. Yet they do give you an opportunity to move powerfully forward.

Go deep, to your most treasured purpose, and the storms on the surface cannot stop you.

— Ralph Marston

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