Sunday, November 17, 2013
Words of Wisdom
I have written before about the little bits of wisdom and knowledge that I find from The Biggest Loser. Tonight I was able to sit down and watch this past week's episode while making a hat for Johnny. At the end of the episode, one of the contestants was eliminated from the main prize as his team lost the weigh in. While they had him reflect on his experiences at the ranch and with the show, he said this, "It was in me, I just never took the time to find it." What beautiful words to capture our capabilities. There is so much inside of us that we could be, that we could do, if we would just search for it. I think that we all, myself included, look for it, see or meet resistance, and stop. I have an amazing ability to do this with certain parts of my life. I have talked and talked about wanting more organization and scheduling for my home, but it doesn't happen. And what is worse, I know I have it in me, I just refuse to bring it out. I do so because it is hard and tiring to get things on track, when I know it will be worth it in the long run. But there are other things too. I think about nursing one day, something I very much feel like I have in me, but worry about how I can make it all work, and I wonder if I will find it and make it work. I think about athletics in high school and how much I doubted myself and how even now, I settle for an easy workout instead of using what strength is really inside of me. I think about the power I have to be an advocate for so many great things, but how I shuffle it all to the side in order to make room for things that are easy and comfortable. I want to be uncomfortable and to find those things that are in me. I do good. I want to do great. In order to do great, I have to find power, strength, knowledge, abilities, and blessings that are buried deep inside me and bring them out. As I have written here before, “Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you burn.” ― John Wesley What can you do if you take the time to find what is in you?