Many people look at me sideways because I am so willing to test the unknown. I know that it is human nature to ridicule things that are strange or beyond our capabilities. However, we need to make an effort to combat this urge. I tell people it isn’t that I’m not afraid it is that I don’t let the fear stop me. I believe if more people thought that way great changes would happen in the world. People who were letting the fear keeping them from asking for a raise, moving away, standing up to a bully, etc. would be able to change their path into a more desired direction. Don’t live through other people live your own life to the fullest. Scared but not stopped.
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” Proverbs 1:7
This kind of goes along with my last post. How fear and knowledge work hand in hand. It is important to note in this short verse how much information is included. Wisdom and discipline is the key to knowledge. You have to train yourself to take the time to seek out information. When seeking out something that is so much greater then you are (this could be God or anything) that a healthy bit of fear is ok. In fact, it is expected. I am sure that when a architect is faced with a huge project or new design there is some fear involved. The key is wisdom and discipline. Wisdom to know what you are doing and the discipline to continue on your way. This leads to greatness.
It can be used in everyday life. For example, I am in the search of a new vehicle. I know what I want and the price I can pay. I have spent time looking at models and reviews. I have spent time looking the price ranges all over the states. I also am a little fearful of spending so much money. It is always a risk, buying any vehicle but it is a calculated one. I feel that overall the investment will be worth while.
What are your thoughts?
“In Dreams begins Responsibilities” Yeats
This quote came up in a book I am reading. I always enjoy went an author quotes another author. It is almost a tip-of-the-hat to your mentors. Or at very least someone who inspires you. This quote has been rolling around in my head for the last couple days and I felt it was worth talking about.
They say in the heart begins desire. When the heart dreams perhaps then it is our responsibility to make those dreams come true. There are a lot that can take hold in our subconscious and it affects our outward actions. We should pay more attention to our dreams and desires because that is where we learn our lessons.
In these dreams we can experiment and edit what our future will become. It is to our benefit to use the time when our dreams are still in our head to test and remold the idea. To make sure it is reasonable and logical. It truly is our responsibility to ourselves to manage the future before it becomes the past.