"There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve .... the fear of failure"

The Alchemist by Paul Cohelo

"We do not have to seek a solution to the problem of happiness or suffering, but merely realise that in reality, there never was a problem"

Ramesh S. Balsekar

"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us"

Joseph Campbell

Words, important words. There are ga-zillions (that's not a real number) of words spoken every day. I hear tra-billions (neither is that) of words every day (and yep, a lot of them are mine), and I read a couple o thousand more, but there are only a few that you really need to hear. So how do you find them? Well usually they find you, you just have to have your ears open.

Sometimes, I give the important words a hand at getting heard and pull some cards. I've never done tarot and I'm not so esoteric as to walk around doused in crystals talking to the spirits of the air. But I do believe that there are tools to access knowledge, knowledge which you probably already possess and that you just need to uncover. So when I am feeling a bit stuck, or like this morning, wonder what it is that I need to be aware of to allow a positive reality to come about, I pull out a deck of "Guidance Cards". Man, even the name makes me cringe a bit, but hey, it works for me. Somewhere in those brightly coloured cards will be a message that I need to hear. 

This morning it was:

"While it is essential that you do everything in your power to fulfil your goals, it is equally important to know when to back off and allow the Universe to work it's magic."

And a bit later on:

"Overdoing is fear in disguise."

Hmm, interesting...  But it is so hard to tell where that line is sometimes, isn't it? When do you stop "doing your best" and "striving for your goal" and start "forcing reality" and "overdoing it".

Well, I've been trying to figure it out for about 25 years now...

I'm still working on it!