It’s my belief that everyone has the potential for greatness and that the only thing that ever suppresses it is fear. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “They conquer who believe they can”, and in turn, they succeed who are willing to face their fear.
I would think that most of us have some intention, either one that we’ve clarified and stated or one that might even be drifting aimlessly in the back of our minds. I would further suggest that if acted upon with faith, perseverance and tenacity it becomes only a matter of time until it blossoms fully orbed into our experience. It is the action that brings it forward. To have a desire or dream and leave it idle is tantamount to buying an exercise machine and then not using it. It looks good and offers promise but without actually stepping on to it or into it, it is really no more than a wish. It is action that can make it so.
Here in the second week of the New Year, I would like to make a suggestion. I suggest that each of us take some action on our desires, even if it scares us. I suggest that we do something in the area of our dreams to make it so. Because here’s what I know, the moment we take the first step, the power of life puts before us the second, and so and so on. It’s written that the Buddha said, “even a journey of one thousand miles begins with the first step”. What I don’t want to do is stand still and not move for fear that he may have been right.