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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Take the Power

"This life is yours.
Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well.
Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly.
Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature.
Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you.
Take the power to make your life happy.”
By Susan Polis Schulz

Thank you dear sister Tracy for this quote. I have kept this framed quote you gave me years back and am ready to REALLY take it to heart. I have been a passive participant in my own life for a long time. I jumped into the river of life and have allowed it to sweep me away. It has been beautiful and exciting and at times overwhelming, but I am ready to steer my own course out of the main channel with all of its rocks and whitewater. I am ready for some quiet eddies and deep brown pools overhung with green boughs. I'll need to paddle a bit to get there, and the current is always tugging me back. Persistence, patience, I have the power to get there.
Peace, Kris


Tracy F said...

I was reading that quote thinking it sounded so familiar and I didnt remember why until I got to the part about Take The Power! It IS a good quote/motto. HUGS! Tracy

Ruralrose said...

I love the river analogy, reminded me of this little ditty i wrote this summer:

Life could be seen as a raft floating down a river on your way to the great ocean. We can fear getting snagged to by the bushes on the edges, be uncertain of those who ride with us and anxious of the turbulence which may lie ahead for us. Inadvertently, in our ignorance, selfishness and panic lured by attractive little streams that promise what appears to be a shortcut or easier way. Naturally, unfortunately and inevitably, we always have to come back to our rightful place on the river. And, why is it somehow the stream back is never quite as alluring? We are not the raft, we are the river, the raft the conscience manifestation of life.

Slow and steady wins the race, excellent post, really insightful. Peace

Anonymous said...

This is something I sorely need to remember. I'm printing it out so I can see it often.

hickchick said...

Tracy--sometimes the best gifts are the ones we did when we and more time and less (no) money!!
Ruth-- I AM THE RIVER! Not just a passenger, but the current. aahh now I get it. LOVE IT
Mango--I had this in my house for years before the time and circumstances helped my to SEE it again. Sometimes help comes from unexpected places!


Gina said...

Hi Kris, I had to come over here to answer your question about my b'day: It is the same day as yours! Oct. 5th, 1970-I think I was born sometime around 7 am. How weird is that coincidence???