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Through being open to solutions I had a spiritual awakening. The call that I was hoping to receive from outside of me was already inside of me. In my awareness I realized that I did not have to wait to receive some type of validation before I began to fully use my gifts, talents and abilities.
I could learn how to use my gifts, talents and abilities in ways that work for me for people who wanted what I had to give. What I had complicated became clear. I did not have to wait for anyone to be fully me.
Consequently, I decided to answer the call. I decided to pursue my passion and follow my call — regardless of whether I received validation or approval from anyone. In my awareness I realized that I needed to embark on a road less traveled. On February 6, 2007 I started down that road less traveled when I created Second Chance to Live.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. What you possess is on the inside of you — your call. Your call — regardless of your disability or limitations — is waiting to be realized. Be bold and courageous my friend. Take one step at a time. The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Trust the process. Trust a loving Creator. Trust yourself and your ability to learn from the process.
More will be revealed to you with each day. Your will discover how to use your passions. You will live your dreams. And if you have a hard time believing, believe because I believe. And please remember — you do not have to wait to be discovered. You do not have to wait to be validated. You have already been validated. You have already been called to embark on a load less traveled.
“Insist on yourself, never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you only have an extemporaneous half-possession…Do that which is assigned to you, and you can not hope to much or dare to much.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
“If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to life the life that you have imagined…you will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau
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