Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Abyss

One of my favorite things:

While watching a movie or reading a good book - a surprise ending.
When you can't predict how it will end - the mystery keeps you guessing and sitting on the edge of your seat with anticipation. The unpredicatable twist and turns of fate. Don't you love surprises? When out of the blue - the character steps off of ordinary and dives into the abyss of the unknown - into a body of water so deep it makes her head dizzy and so intense it makes your heart beat faster as you watch.

We wonder - what will happen next?

"Now like many of my friends (in their forties), I'm discovering that Act II is much more interesting than Act I. Act I just sets the scene - who our heroine is, where she comes from, the forces that shaped her. Its in Act II that the creative tension really begins to build as her story unfolds. Act II is teeming with twists and turns as the pivitol moment of choice comes into view. Act II reveals the dramatic center of her authentic plot. What will happen next? (we ask again) How will our heroine respond? How will she change? We simply can't move into Act II until we have several decades under our belt. Hopefully, we're wiser, more-experienced, self-confident, courageous and canny. More depth and breadth to the scripts of our own destiny."
- Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance

"Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how....The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark."
- Agnes De Mille

If given the opportunity will our heroine walk into the unknown and not be afraid to dive head first into the Abyss? I pray that we never choose safety over a leap of faith. Thats what living is all about.

Listen closely...destiny is calling your name.

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