Ripples v8.38: Ripples of COURAGEOUS STEPS!
9/18/06: a FREE splash from Paul & The Ripples Project
=o=o=o=o=o=o=o= PEBBLE =o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o
Many of our fears are tissue paper thin,
and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.
-Brendan Francis, submitted by Linn W., Milwaukee WI
=o=o=o=o=o=o=o= BOULDER =o=o=o=o=o=o=o
Whatever you do,
you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone
to tell you you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
which tempt you to believe
that your critics are right.
To map out a course of action
and follow it to the end,
requires some of the same courage
which a soldier needs.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson, submitted by Linn W., Milwaukee WI
=o=o=o=o=o=o=o= PONDER =o=o=o=o=o=o=o=o
What are you afraid of?
Think of some fear that is holding you back from action: Is there something you want to say to someone and you are worried about their response? Have you been hesitating to move forward with a plan because you might fail? Or perhaps you hold some generalized “fear of the unknown” that prevents personal or professional growth?
I dare you to spend some time this week imagining what your future could hold if you shed this fear completely or at least diminished its impact considerably. Then, If you can muster even a tiny drop of bravery, I hope you can take some COURAGEOUS STEPS!
P.S. Remember that I am on retreat and will reply to messages in a few weeks!