We must remember...
On the days where the world is dark, and the air is biting, and the skies growl with a carnivorous hunger – that it is worth it. On the days where the bed is warm and the work feels futile and it’s easier to hang up the shoes and hibernate – that it is meaningful. And on the days where doubt and distress are abundant, and we’re not sure we’ll succeed – that we are strong.
Because behind all the hard – the dark, the cold, the wet, the hurt, the days spent tilling and toiling in a field we may never reap – are gifts big and small we can only reach with the key of commitment. The daily gifts of discovery. The seasonal gifts of transformation. The lifetime gift of a practice that teaches us as much about the world as it does ourselves. The light and the dark. This is running. Obstacles are the invitation. Persistence, the pathway. And what’s on the other side is ours for the taking.
Rise. Risk. Persevere.