It’s easy for me to get lost on the road of life and lose the passions that were steering my course. But I like to think that my normal state of mind is one of freshness and vitality and that I’m naturally passionate about life. I think of them as bandits that appear in life to thwart my journey and rob me of my natural passion and my progress. The bandits of concern and worry or of a mounting frustration and anxiety are always there, hiding in the brush, ready to attack. And I know that at all times I must be ready to fend them off in order to stay the course.
Day 1 Guide:
Okay, it’s Monday and it’s the first day of the month, time for a fresh start. Today, I want you to surround yourself with the things you love — the things that turn you on. In fact, if you haven’t already done so, it’d be a good time to make that list of the things that inspire you. The key today: surround yourself with reminders of the passionate life. Here are a few things you can do:
Make a CD of ten songs that inspire you.
Read your favorite passages from the Bible throughout the day.
Find a picture of something – a child, a friend, or a scene – that makes you happy or brings back great memories. Carry it with you or tape it to your refrigerator.
God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.
— J.M. Barrie
© 2004, Levi Hill