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Good Fruit

“The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can.” – Paul Kurtz

“The temptation is strong to remain in the Zone of Excellence; it’s where your own addiction to comfort wants you to stay. It’s also where your family, friends, and organization want you to stay. You’re reliable there, and you provide a steady supply of all the things that family, friends, and organizations thrive on. The problem is that a deep, sacred part of you will wither and die if you stay inside your Zone of Excellence.”― Gay Hendricks, The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level

All that you need is right inside of you in this moment, beyond old narratives, expectations and limitations imposed by others and self. Take your power back from your feelings and circumstances. Make your ceilings new floors to enter your genius, a natural flow and deep well within, your calling, your gifts, where you bear good fruit. Keep at it until you figure it out through imperfect action and fresh thinking. Expand into abundance, reject scarcity and cynicism.

“We keep ourselves so tied up in regretting the past and fearing the future that we don’t have any energy left to figure out who we are and what we want to create right now.”— Gay Hendricks

Stop accepting less, get to work, keep learning and take action. Plant seeds today, bear good fruit tomorrow.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ― Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”

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