It’s been a week since I’ve written anything. I sat down a few times and tried to force myself to write. There have been several occasions I had, what I thought were some great thoughts come into my head. While I was in the shower getting ready. During my drive to or from the office. Even in the evening as I went through the nightly routine of helping to get the kids in bed.
When I finally sat down and tried picking one of those thoughts, I had saved in my notes app and attempted to journal; I struggled to make it past the first couple of sentences.
Have you ever thought about what Hope and Fear have in common? They both have to do with what lies ahead. They only exist when we are looking to the future. When I am afraid, I may be feeling the fear right here and now. But, what I am afraid of has nothing to do with what is, it has to do with what MIGHT BE. And here is the real paradox. No matter how things come to pass, once they do, I am no longer afraid.
I was talking with a brother of mine the other day, and a thought came out of my mouth I had never had before, “I use to be envious when I would see all the pictures of you guys out at all those events or showing off the new bikes”. This in itself was not at all surprising, what I said next was eye-opening. “But now, I look at what you are accomplishing and instead of envy I feel inspired.” This was a revelation for me. I realized at that moment that the constant work I have done with living by spiritual principles may actually be paying off. What was once a defect of my character – envy – has begun to change into inspiration. Continue reading “I’m inspired by that which use to make me envious.”