Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Andre Gide
I want to ask you a question today…
Do you have the courage to lose sight of the shore?
Look at your life…
Maybe you have lived your life in certainty. In predictability. In routine. In safety.
Maybe you have traded the adventure of your life for the four walls of your own knowledge.
Why have you done this?
Why do you have a predictable job that you hate?
Why do you avoid speaking up when you know you can thoughtfully disagree?
Why do you lose yourself vicariously through romance novels, travel magazines, and hollywood movies?
Why have you settled for this when you were created for TRANSCENDENCE?
The Real Reason
You are constantly looking back toward the shore, and when the shore gets a little too far away for comfort, you turn back.
You like giving yourself the semblance of adventure… After all, you put on a bathing suit. You got in the boat. You put on the life preserver.
But the reality is that you must have courage to turn AWAY from the familiar and TOWARDS the unfamiliar to go on an adventure.
So stop kidding yourself…
Have the courage to turn away from the shore
and towards the wide open sea.