"The question is not Will you succeed? but rather, Will you matter?"
— Seth Godin
"We don’t normally face our fears willingly. Usually, God has to woo us into the desert. We are either chasing love or some other desire, and we find ourselves in the midst of a situation in which we have very little control. And when we lose control, we go into a mild form of trauma. But the good news is the greatest stories are lived in the desert. The great lives are lived in the places we most fear. If we fear being rejected, the great story has us standing at the door with flowers in our hands, if we fear losing love, the great stories have us letting that person go rather than clinging to them. If we fear taking a chance on a dream, the great stories have us quitting our jobs."
— Donald Miller, Through Painted Deserts.
As she boarded the train, I marveled to see that whether amidst the crowd, on a train, feasting, or sitting in silence, her eyes never looked away from god
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