Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Your Investment

If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting.
Dick Vermeil, American Football Coach

Most of the world has been conquered, very little space remains free of our boundless curiosity. But that does not mean that each of us cannot ever hope to discover uncharted territory. A universe resides inside of us, just waiting to be explored or ignored, whichever we choose to do. And free-will once again raises its head.

Self awareness is a journey we all have the chance to take, no matter how stunted our orbit is in the world at large. The trip can last as long as need be, and the treasures gathered are only limited to the investment made in the tools used to get to whatever destination chosen. How many of us would begin to travel without map or compass to lead the way?

Invest the time and energy necessary to plot some kind of course. Gift yourself with a broader internal view. Learn what makes you tick and why. Release the burden you carry that others planted deep inside, when you were unprotected or unaware enough to accept the extra weight. Stop holding yourself in place to please the masses, and decide what will ease your load. Invest in the future, instead of reliving the past.