"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
- -- -- Eleanor Roosevelt
Optimism in the face of uncertainty is a difficult art. The terrain of life is varied and mysterious. I cannot always see the path ahead. At times my view is shadowed by doubt, constricted by fear. The open vistas of optimism are closed to me. In such shortsighted times, I must practice the discipline of positive attitudes. I must consistently choose to expect a benevolent future despite my shaken faith. Grounded in the routine of each day's business, I must act in alignment with my coming good. This means I say "yes" to opportunities for new adventures and acquaintances to enter my life. I say "yes" to unexpected doors opening. Rather than clinging to my known life. I allow that life to alter and expand. I step out in faith despite my misgivings. --- Today, I open my mind and heart to the new vistas before me. I embrace change and accept unfolding possibilities. I am a fertile field available for God's plantings.
-- from: TRANSITIONS - Prayers and Declarations for a Changing Life by Julia Cameron