Sometimes we let the nature of the times feed fear and engender apprehension. We find ourselves swept away on the larger tide of some crisis within which we lose our balance and sacrifice our objectivity. We become part of the chaos rather than being an instrument to ascertain the gravity of the chaos and thereby bring an ascending calm to it. We forfeit our ability to bring a sense of moderation and balance so that others can avoid feeding a crisis rather than fixing it. And if we are not able to separate ourselves sufficiently to understand the true nature of the crisis aside from the panic caused by less informed sources and those who sensationalize it for profit, we will never have the time nor the space to grow from it.
“Am I a storm-waster? For it is within the fury of the very storms within which I cower that I find resources for my growth that are entirely absent on calmer days.”
“Comfort is a stance of avoidance rather than the pursuit of excellence.”
“We can be seized with the panic of the fall, or inspired by the potential that lies within the fall.”
“I cannot be afraid of being afraid. Rather, I need to realize that it is my fear that gives me the energy to wrestle that which I fear into the dirt that is soon to become the road underneath my feet.”