The first day

You’ve got to say yes to this miracle of life as it is, not on the condition that it follows your rules.  Otherwise, you’ll never get through to the metaphysical dimension.*
(Joseph Campbell)

We make our biggest contribution when we dare to do what only a handful will do.  Being one of the few is underrated.**
(Bernadette Jiwa)

I wish that I could describe the blue of the sky that awaited me this morning.

On a crisp, still, icy morning I looked up in awe at the sky that was later than night but not yet morning.  Soon a new day would begin and I couldn’t help but ponder:

What if this were the first day of a new possibility?

A day in which I could whole-mindedly, -heartedly and -bodily invest myself.

What is the story I will tell myself towards this?  Before the other stories kick in?

What will be the thing I do that is different to what others are doing?

It’s true of every day, it’s real for each of us:

‘The most important things in life require that you bring your own urgency.  Passion is the fuel that brings urgency.’^

(*From Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers’ The Power of Myth.)
(**From The Story of Telling’s blog: One of the Few.)
(^From Erwin McManus’ The Last Arrow.)

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