January 15, 2018: Quote of The Day & Poem

Beckie's Mental Mess

Everything is so dangerous that nothing is really very frightening   ~Gertrude Stein~

Life is full of dangers and risk and challenges.  We can choose to meet them fearfully or in a spirit of welcome.  To choose fear, to say, “I won’t take that risk because I might lose,” is to prevent ourselves from ever winning.  If we welcome the danger, the risk, or the challenge, we acknowledge that life is made up of losses as well as victories, of gains as well as pain.

Life holds the dangers as well as the rewards.  We choose how we will act.  Sometimes we may feel trapped in a cycle of fearfulness.  If we examine our own part, will we find that we are neglecting to take a balanced view?  Perhaps, through a fear of losing, we are missing many chances for satisfaction.

~  I will remember: I have the power to choose…

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