……. reminding me how deeply we can live when we get intentional about it. It also reminds me of the powerful voice of fear that whispers in all our ears. It’s likely that voice that has kept us from living intentionally and passionately. It’s that voice that says, “Yeah, but what if…?”
Yesterday I put my entries in for a photographic competition in my local area. It’s a considerable expense on my low income, and a gamble that I may at the least break even, or perhaps, be fortunate enough to win enough money to upgrade my computer and software, so I can continue with my photographic ‘habit’.
It’s been a tricky time lately. Pixel getting the snake bite, and while nursing her, I overdid my tolerance on being in a town, so ended up not very well for a time. Then I had an unfortunate mishap with a piece of timber, and my ribs came off second best. These circumstances meant a change to what I’d planned to submit for the competition, and it all ended up a bit rushed to get entries in on time. I very nearly changed my mind at the last minute, and was tempted to throw it all to the winds, but, for better or worse, I continued with the plan. It’s now in the lap of the gods. However, more to the point, I’ve followed through on the intention I set last October, which was to live as fully as I could for the next two years. And yes, life has opened up more for me since I made that decision 🙂 It’s just a question of managing it as best I can. One step – or leap – at a time 🙂