Sunday, February 15, 2015

Inspiration for the Week: Begin Where You Are

“But here we are - that is a great fact, and, if we will tarry a little longer we may come to learn 
that here is best. See to it only that thyself is here - 
and art and nature, hope and dread, friends, angels, and the Supreme Being 
shall not be absent from the chamber where thou sittest.”

~ from essay, “Heroism,” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

I call that wonderful news! We don't need to go anywhere special to learn a great deal. We don't need memberships, or money, or the right car, or better behaved children, or even the "right ageed" children. We can begin where we are and have an adventure. Now.

Though my family loves field trips, we have also discovered we can learn so much from the comfort of our own home. And much of what we discover is how we come to desire to see and experience more.

So where are you today? What are you curious about? What are your dreams? And what are the realities that influence what you can and cannot do? We don't have to wait for any of this to change to have a great adventure. Tarry a moment in the now and learn all it has to teach. You will find what you know expand, and so will your curiosities and dreams. Ah, the great circle of learning has begun!

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