I would like to thank @AJLeon for the following inspiration:
There is nothing more dangerous in life than comfort.
The repose of stagnation draws you ever nearer to a precipice where you begin to accept, settle, and acquiesce to the whims of whatever circumstance or paradigm or context the world has trapped you in.
But always remember, my friend, while society has been cultivated over thousands of years to provide you limits, to keep order, to ensure that you don’t drift to distant from the standard deviation lest you cause a commotion … *you* were not made to fit in, you were are here to change the world … and people like us can’t afford to be too damn comfortable.
“Disturb us, Lord” – Sir Frances Drake*
“Disturb us, Lord,
When we are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.”
*My reality does not consist of a heaven and hell, a god and a devil, or the duality that exists to form religion. I simply follow the path that brings peace to my spirit and compells me forward into life to give and receive Love…and to be the best me that I can be.