Artwork: Arthur Jafa
Good morning beautiful people,
I do hope that you are safe and healthy, wherever you are in the world.
Again, thank you for taking the time to read my humble contribution to your day.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt
It seems that daring greatly in any area of our life comes with our ability to face our fears, look them in the eyes by acknowledging their presence and somehow find the heart and strength to sit with them, until they eventually morph into something else. This simplified version comes with a cost of falling into the unknown, letting go of a comfort that didn’t even feel like home, and finally honouring our life’s destiny.
Facing the ghosts that we once thought were hiding under our bed requires courage but staying afraid leads to neurosis.
The choice is ours. The work is hard.
Do share if this resonates with you, as I do love to read your feedbacks.
Wishing you a gorgeous Friday.
With love and deep respect,