Ever have one of those days when all you want to do is crawl into a protective shell and hide? From everything and everybody?
“Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.” James Bryant Conant
Turtles are hard to crush in their tough shells, but to move forward they must put their vulnerable necks out. That might take a bit of courage facing the unknown, but lots of courage when the known is filled with lots of scary stuff.
“Fear has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.” Zig Ziglar
Fear wields paralytic power. In our current whacked-out-world context it might be tempting for us to retreat into quiescent shells until the next century.
At the very least until 2020 is over.
Or, taking inspiration from Mr. Turtle we can let courage toughen us up enough to keep moving. To stick our necks out. To stick it to our fears.
Have a go at them, one step at a time.
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson
grace, peace & tough turtles
Virginia : )