this whole day is mine

4 what is it that disquiets you

‘The days are long, but the years are short.’*

“You may be sure that it was not for any merit that others do not possess, nor for any power or wisdom, at any rate.  But you have been chosen and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have.”**

Is all of today enough for you?

You are already enough for today.

The future asks you to do something you cannot do.  This thought comes to you as thin silence, barely audible or visible yet returning to your consciousness like some determined flotsam remaining afloat on a restless ocean.

Sometimes irksomely, other times hopefully, always persistently, the future is calling you, not allowing you to deduce that life is only work, entertainment, and sleep, but is an adventure – whether one that is hidden or visible to others – that you are undeniably called.

(*From Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project.)
(**Gandalf to a protesting Frodo in Lord of the Rings, quoted in Eugene Peterson’s Run with the Horses.)


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