PONDER on THIS for Monday, April 21st, 2008 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“When learning to create more balance in your life, you need to come to grips with the fact that you don’t start doing triple leaps the first day out. You didn’t learn to walk in a week or ride a bike in an hour. It took repetition to learn balance. Most of us take walking or bike riding for granted, but there is a very important lesson there. Once you have mastered something, you don’t have to re-create it — just repeat it in whatever area of life you wish to bring more balance, and remember that it’s going to take some time.

Don’t get discouraged. Stay with it until it becomes second nature, whether it’s getting to work on time or losing 20 pounds. There is a flame inside all of us. Those who cultivate that fire — feed it, nurture it, and spread it — set the world on fire. It’s easy to let that flame get smaller and smaller as the years go by, especially if you have forgotten your particular passion. But the flame is always there. It’s your job — and yours alone – to reignite it and see how bright it can become.”

John St. Augustine, in “Living an Uncommon Life”

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