Friday, July 25, 2008

Be Brave

The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Isn't this picture amazing? Mark and I were walking through the woods and I realized that everything on the right was old growth forest. It was lush and wild and green and gnarled and magical. Everything on the left had been planted to replace forest that had been cut down. It was dry and brittle and contained.

Be brave started this week. I have been working on a project that is the bravest thing I have ever done but I can't talk about it until it's ready. Baby steps every day are bringing me closer to its launch. Last night I took a brave step and asked my boss to read my book when my latest revisions are finished. But brave for me this week is like this picture. I am walking a path between lush and wild or dry and contained. Brave means making the most alive and vital choice every time. No matter which way I go I will get to the end of the path, but if I make the brave decisions, the journey will be a lot more interesting.

Be brave today. Do one thing today that scares you.


enchantedartist said...

You simply enchant me with your journey.:) I can't wait to see where your bravery leads you...

I know I've said it to you before...but I feel wonderful things in store for you Megg...

(Oh, and have you found any relief with your breathing when you do yoga? I hope so.)

Love to you...

Ladyv said...

i'm so excited for you and your bravery projects meg!
and you've got me thinking about what bravery i want to offer to the world (and to myself)! i just turned another year older and it seems like the perfect time to step into this kind of a challenge!

sending you hugs!

Elizabeth said...

I am reminded a bit of the Wizard of Oz with your post today. I'm not sure if it's because of the association I make with you and paths or you and courage. I think I see you putting one foot on the path with a saucy little step and skipping off through the wood.

Strange image considering we've not really met yet.

I think I may try a little bravery project too.

Hmm....what scares me the most in my dream box?

Britta Reque-Dragicevic said...


This photo is magical. The right side shows all the abundance and beauty and wild joy that comes when we trust life and the Universe...the left side is what life looks like when we try to do it our own way, on our own.

We simply can't recreate life from a place of doubt. It's when we trust the Universe to work its magic that abundance and magic happens.

Thank you so much for sharing this photo.


Jaime said...

YAY to YOU for doing such brave and wonderful things!!!!

I can't wait to see what this project is that you are working on. It's going to be amazing, I'm sure. Your life is so full of adventure and love and new's such a beautiful thing to see.
Much love

b said...

I am adding the One Thing image to my side is a wonderful idea. Bravery is a quality we should cultivate everyday of our lives. And Eleanor Roosevelt if on of my heros.


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