“And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
I have often been inspired by this quote, and now I have arrived at another moment when these words ring in my ears with such an insistent clamour, they can no longer be ignored.
So here I stand, stepping up and out into that well known place of uncertainty. Accompanied as always by my frequent companions of fear and doubt, I step out anyway, knowing that to shy away from todays challenges, will leave my other friends of possibility and serendipity shaking their heads . . . so, taking a breath,
I once again remember . . .
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
This is the ground I chose to stand on, and the path I aim to walk.