w.o.w.~on a vessel of discovery


we want something to happen to us
we realize no one else is going to make it so for us
we decide to embark on a voyage
we choose to become the captain of our vessel of discovery
we seek a voyage in order to discover 
a new land, 
a new opportunity, 
a new friend, 
a new love, 
a new life,
a new self
we decide to venture out beyond our present horizon
we build our boat 
we set our course
we take responsibility for our destiny 
we do not not blame others
we do not wait on others to determine our future
it is our journey
our voyage
we decide to embark on our adventure in order to grow
and change 
and expand our horizons
we are the captain of our vessel of uncertain destiny
we use the tools needed for our journey
our sextant, 
our compass, 
our telescope, 
our log book
we pilot our ship to get us to our intended destination
we sail during the day
the weather might be perfect
there might be a storm or
we might drift a bit off course if we aren’t paying attention
we might become uncertain
we remind ourself to let go of the worry 
we focus instead on what is in front of us now
we check our gauges again and again
we reset our course as it pertains to where we are at the moment 
on the sea 
in our vessel of uncertain destiny 
at night, our destination is not so clear 
we decide to lock our course
we rest a bit as we sail across a moonlit ocean
we awake to a new day
we check our instruments
we course correct as necessary 
we enjoy piloting our vessel
we believe we are doing something
we know that it is between us
the sea,
the boat, 
the moon,
the winds,
the cosmos
our journey is not controlled by another
and we don’t get distracted by others
because it is our voyage to discover
and our dreams to recover
on a vessel of discovery
~much, a.d.o.
a post: “what you have to create in the world is so much bigger then your fears” ~
a reply: “That’s all very cool. But fighting for my dreams and then having to worry about things that someone says it will take care, those don’t give me fear but worries and distracts me from my goals. Conclusion: in our world what we create or say we create has an impact on other’s, and if little things can t be done I wonder about the dreams!!!”

embarking on a journey alone can be frightening so you may decide to rely on others to try and achieve your goals which renders you nearly powerless. but if you do muster the courage to venture out into an unknown sea, remember the advice of Hunter S. Thompson you can call on God (or others), but row away from the rocks.


APROPOS quotes:

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.  ~Mary Manin Morrissey
He who fears something gives it power over him.  ~Moorish Proverb
Of all the people I have ever known, those who have pursued their dreams and failed have lived a much more fulfilling life than those who have put their dreams on a shelf for fear of failure. – Author Unknown
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. – Ambrose Redmoon
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. – Dale Carnegie
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. – H. P. Lovecraft
There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.  ~George S. Patton
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. – Marianne Williamson
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.  ~Bertrand Russell
Fear cannot take what you do not give it.  ~Christopher Coan
Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.  ~German Proverb
If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all thinking, damages his personality and makes him a landlord to a ghost.  ~Lloyd Douglas
Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?  ~Maurice Freehill

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