Obligation and intention

When you live a life of obligation, it steals from you your strength. Wisdom allows you to harness your strength.*
(Erwin McManus)

One of the sad things today is that so many people are frightened by the wonder of their own presence. […] This identity may be totally at variance with the wild energies that are rising inside their souls. Many of us get very afraid and we compromise. We settle for something safe, rather than engaging the danger and wildness that is in our own hearts.**
(John O’Donohue)

If you have a problem or challenge or situation or opportunity, who do you want to turn up day after day until it’s sorted or met or overcome for realised?

The person who comes out of obligation or the one who turns up with intention?

(*From Erwin McManus’ The Way of the Warrior.)
(**John O’Donohue, quoted in Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: A Gentle Corrective.)

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