RISK

RISK

 

 

I am taking some risks lately and am reminded of this wonderful poem by William Ward.   It supports the Five Laws of Life (Living From Your Heart) that I practice daily and my choices throughout this time of my life.    I thought it might be relevant to you.  

 RISK

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool,

To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.

To reach out to another is to risk involvement,

To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.

To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.

To love is to risk not being loved in return,

To live is to risk dying,

To hope is to risk despair,

To try is to risk failure.

But risks must be taken because the greatest   hazard in life is to risk nothing.

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.

He may avoid suffering and sorrow,

But he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live.

Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom.

Only a person who risks is free.

The pessimist complains about the wind;

The optimist expects it to change;

And the realist adjusts the sails.

-William Arthur Ward

 

What the World Still Needs is LOVE

Mother Earth is cleansing with hurricanes, fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, and floods. Our country is struggling with criminals in high places and discussions of impeaching a president. Immigrants, such as many of our ancestors, are often treated as criminals, children included. Many people are without healthcare because they can’t afford it. The wildlife in our oceans is struggling to survive. One thing each of us can do to change this path is before you do or say anything make sure it comes from love. There is enough pain and suffering. Commit to making this world a better place by waking up each morning and deciding to bring more love into this world. CHOOSE LOVE! #inneressencejourney #love #Broadway  #lifecoach #peace #change #hope

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I NEEDED AN ADJUSTMENT

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My body, mind, and soul have not been great the last few weeks.  I returned from a 16-day trip and got a bad cold.  I had lots of work to do but no energy to do anything but stay in bed.    I had not been to the ocean for over 2 months and I was really feeling the need for an “adjustment.”  So, today, I went to the ocean and relaxed in the water, soaking up all of its healing qualities.  I swam a little and floated on my back letting the waves rock me.  The feeling of the sun on my face and my body caused me to smile inside and out.  I was healing.  My “adjustment” was just what I needed.  The ocean is my healer.

Now, I am back home with a new joie de vivre.  My joy, energy, and excitement for life are back and my body is well.

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What I Learned From My Trip

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My daughter and I took a trip to parts of Europe for 16 days.  It was an unforgettable trip.  I saw and learned many things. Eiffel Tower  One of the wonderful insights that I became aware of is that we all are the same.  I was around people from all parts of the world.  We are the same.  We may be on different journeys but we are no different than each other.  Each of us has a family, dreams, fears, and desires. I saw some beautiful clothes that I had never seen before.  I smelled and tasted foods that were foreign to me.  I heard melodic languages from all parts of the world.  The one common characteristic that I noticed was the smile.  We all do it and it means the same in every culture.

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Sometimes when we are in our comfort zone and the people around us are our family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers we forget that there are so many other people in the world with different cultures (foods, beliefs, transportation, clothing etc.).   Mont St. Michel 2On my trip, I saw such a variety of cultures that my eyes were open again to the fact that we are all the same.  We are all spirits on this human journey.

I hope that I can hold on to this awareness until my next international trip.  Until then I will smile as much as I can.