Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

As 2010 rolls out the back door and 2011 comes in the front demanding our attention, i am starting the new year with these two thoughts:

Great love and great achievements involve great risks.
The Dalai Lama

Not all risks are worthy; there are times when not pushing your limits or the status quo are the correct things to do. But not often, in my opinion. As T.S. Eliot says, "Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go."

If you aren't willing to stretch your envelope, if you aren't willing to walk along the knife's edge, if you aren't willing to try and do more than you think possible, then you will never, Never, know where your limits are; you will never know how far you can go in this life. Especially, as HHDL says, when you are looking for great love or great achievements.

Which leads to the obvious question: When is the appropriate time to start looking for your limits and implementing this philosophy into your daily life?

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Mother Teresa

A wonderfully happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year to all. May all achieve their dreams. May all find happiness every day, and find contentment when that is not possible. May peace somehow find a foothold in the world.

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