Thursday, July 15, 2010

No explanation needed....

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive."

(Harold Whitman)

no hesitation

Nike has created a phrase that now rings in each of our heads, “just do it" - Most of us think that phrase is rather well, quaint. Is this merely an advertising slogan, or is it an invitation to life?

I have spent much time in life trying to decide "what I want to be when I grow up." I think that I am guilty just as many are of hesitation, of worrying that I won't choose the right thing. Perhaps I fear that somehow I cannot read my own heart and I will somehow fall short of what I imagine my goals to be. Possibly my hesitation is rooted in the reaction of others. I spend far too much time asking for permission or opinions on my next "move in life".

I think when it is all boiled down, it is time to just pick up the apple and take a big bite! If you get some seeds or a bad spot, work with that! If it is sweet and delicious- bite again! Cut it up and make a pie! Make applesauce! Do what YOU need to do. Make it YOUR own-

No hesitation- just DO it!