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I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.
-- Garrison Keillor


Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Acknowledge reality

You are a participant in reality whether you acknowledge it or not. Your best option is to acknowledge it.

In your own mind, with your words, perhaps even with your actions, you can deny reality to various degrees. But what beneficial result can that possibly achieve?

Sure, you can envision a more favorable version of reality. Yet as desirable and compelling as that vision might be, it’s only a vision until you act to make it real.

And current reality is the ground upon which you’re able to act. You must acknowledge the world as it is if you’re to have any possibility of transforming it into the world you want it to be.

You can find ideas, inspiration, insight in fantasy. Nonetheless, where you live, where you can make a difference, is in reality.

Be eager to open your eyes and see that this is your reality. Now, get to work doing beautiful, useful, life-affirming things with it.

— Ralph Marston

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