MKMMA Week 6: “The Fear of the Unknown”
This week’s change from scroll one to two in Og Mandino’s ‘World’s Greatest Salesman in the World’ was a mini challenge for me. You say why? It was only a turn of page, but no, it was more than that. I have re-read scroll one for 30 days, it has become a friend, a peaceful moment, but within its pages is a simple but critical promise to keep, “I never allow the brevity of each scroll nor the simplicity of its words to cause me to treat the scroll’s message lightly.” What would the next scroll be? What would it ask of me?
I let fear guide my choices rather than the belief of that what is around the corner or the next page will be positive. I have chosen the easier path in the past, even if it was uncomfortably comfortable and not what I wanted, because I knew what I was going to get. Why did I set myself up for less than I deserve? … as Thoreau says most eloquently: “Most men/women lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” It is a sad reflection, ‘that Gal in the Glass’ (by Dale Windrow) not to share a gift or leave that song unsung … How I help others if I don’t help me … MKMMA has brought back my focus and regaining the confidence to ‘go confidently in the direction of my dreams and live the life I have only imagined’. This week I wear a compass and direct my life rather than run it by the clock … It has been freeing to realize that I have been watching a clock rather than my dreams … Hmmm …
The fear of the next scroll vanished on the first page. It asks nothing that I cannot do … “Greet this day with Love” and everyday. So simple but powerful!
“I look on all things with love and I will be born again. I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit. I will love the light for it shows me the way; I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars. I will welcome happiness for it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul. I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge. I will greet this day with love in my heart” for all.
(Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World, 1968)
All we need is love as the Beatles song says …
Today, I end my blog as I always do with the words, ‘I always keep my promises’ but add ‘a heartfelt … Love to All!’