January 24

Reflection

We cannot look behind us for answers.  They do not live there. We must imagine ourselves forward, envision the world we want to create, and feel the new reality in every cell of our beings in order to bring it about –  for it is our feelings, our passion and compassion that will propel us toward the future we desire. The question is not what is wrong and how can we fix it.  The question is what does the world we want to live in look like?
Jan Phillips

Prayer

May I not cling to the past ideas but be open to a new understanding of the future.

Action

Think of the world you would like to create.  What would it look like? How would it be different?  Is it possible to start bringing it about? How can we start?

Suggested Reading

Behold, I am making all things new.
Revelations 21:5

Do not conform to the pattern of this world,but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Romans 12:2

Each of us has a vision of good and of evil. We have to encourage people to move towards what they think is good… Everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place.
Pope Francis

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
Michelangelo

Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.
Guy Finley

The beginning is always today
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
Joseph Campbell

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
 T.S. Eliot

A goal is not always meant to be reached. it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Bruce Lee

Create a vision for the life you really want and then work relentlessly towards making it a reality.
Roy T. Bennett

A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

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