Saturday, December 15, 2012
LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR ~ ZEN SAYING
A magnet I have has words that we should all learn to live by. The Zen saying simply says "LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR."
I try to remember this when I am uncertain as to which road to take Many spend endless hours analyzing, analyzing and then analyzing some more. As far as I am concerned this constitutes dilemma after dilemma. A muddle. And more unanswered questions. The price is dear.
Yes I am the opposite. I make quick decisions, except to answer the endless question where do you want to eat.
A friend of mine, Janet Austin, just posted this on facebook...and wow she couldn't have said it better. "Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe."
So yes, the answer is take a chance, leap and the net will appear. Believe! We take chances everyday we aren't even aware of ~ getting in the car and driving, taking a walk, and all too recently sending our children to school. But if we don't take risks what do we lose?
We lose the opportunity, the possibility, our destiny, and we lose love. The path isn't always clear cut, but then what is. Sometimes we know instantly if something is the right thing to do and then sometimes we struggle. Pulling, tugging, pushing, dragging! And the answer still does not come. Sometimes we have to pull up our britches and say okay let's give it a try. The worst that can happen is you will have learned a lesson. But you would have done that either way. The best that can happen is that you will blossom like never before. The worst...well you try another path.
Feelings of fear all too often get in the way of living our lives. We become stagnant and stuffy and boring and stuck! Just plain stuck! Ultimately this is the saddest of all. Going for the brass ring isn't necessary, but going for life is!
This is the only one we get. Reach out and grab it. Pushing opportunities away, losing out on happiness, and sitting in a quagmire isn't going to be much fun. So face life head on, say 'good morning and let's see where I am being lead today!'