“It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Challenge of today:
The world is driven by passionate spirits, powerful ideas, and fearless actions. What is a strong belief that you possess what is not shared by friends and family? What inspires your faith, and what have you done to actively respond to it?
That's a tough one. A strong belief that I have is that Everything happens for a reason. You meet the right people at the right time, even the ones you can't get along with, if only to learn from them. It may not always be easy this belief. When loved ones get sick, or worse; die, that belief is being tested. But isn't that what it is for? Testing you? It is hard to be honest to let go of the idea of not controlling everything. Like now for instance; my youngest son is quiting his cooking education and doesn't know what he want's to do next. My first instinct always is to worry, to be on top of it, to hover over him. But I also know that if I let go, if I keep thinking that it is happing for a reason, it will be okay eventually. It is his life, his journey and I can be there for him if he want me to but he has to make his way through life on his own and figure out what he wants on his own. So let go and remember that everything happens for a reason. But that's not to say it is easy to do all the time. I'm trying though.
You can also read at Daan's challenge