Trust Your Guiding Light and Step Into the Unknown

Confronting Resistance & Trusting in Life
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. Living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live.
You are relaxed to the extent that you trust in life.
Mark Twain famously said that our two most important days in life are the day we are born and the day we find out why. But I would add a third day to that philosophy: the day we start taking action on our purpose — our why.
People spend years contemplating their passion and purpose without ever taking meaningful action. But we could make the argument that out of our three most important days, the third is the most important. And the best news of all is that day can be today. A small but meaningful action step will suffice.
Seeing Every Day as a Gift
Trusting Ourselves in Daily Acts of Courage
The Story of Interbeing
Even if no one ever finds out about your act of compassion, even if the only visible witness is a dying person, the effect is no less than if someone makes a feature documentary about it. I am advocating a kind of confidence in the significance of all that we do, even when our vision cannot penetrate the mysterious, meandering paths through which our actions arrive in the larger world. The acts that change the world most profoundly are the ones that the mind of Separation cannot fathom.
The personal, local, or invisible actions I have been discussing do not preclude other kinds of actions such as writing a book or organizing a boycott,

writes Eisenstein.

In fact, listening to the call and trusting the timing of the former foster the same disposition toward the latter. I am talking about a wholesale movement into a place of Interbeing, and acting from that place in each kind of situation. The universe calls forth different of our gifts at different moments. When the call is for the small and personal, let us heed that, so that we develop the habit of heeding it when it is big and public.
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