Don't avoid any chairs until you run smack into one.

This morning I read this quote and felt that I must share it.  I don't know much about Pierce Vincent Eckhart (yet), but this quote came to me via Gregg Braden, a source of amazing information and inspiration.
"When I was a Boy Scout, we played a game when new Scouts joined the troop. We lined up chairs in a pattern, creating an obstacle course through which the new Scouts, blindfolded, were supposed to maneuver. The Scoutmaster gave them a few moments to study the pattern before our adventure began. But as soon as the victims were blindfolded, the rest of us quietly removed the chairs.  I think life is like this game. Perhaps we spend our lives avoiding obstacles we have created for ourselves and in reality exist only in our minds.  We're afraid to apply for that job, take violin lessons, learn a foreign language, call an old friend, write our Congressman - whatever it is that we would really like to do but don't because of personal obstacles.  Don't avoid any chairs until you run smack into one.   And if you do, at least you'll have a place to sit down." Pierce Vincent Eckhart
So, if I feel like I'm avoiding something, I'm going to just go for it!  And if by chance I do happen to smack into a chair, I may choose to sit on it for a little while before I get back up and try again, and again.  After all, how many chairs can their be?  I choose to trust.
For those of you that may be interested, here's a bit more about Gregg Braden:
New York Times best selling author Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality. Following a successful career as a Computer Geologist for Phillips Petroleum during the 1970s energy crisis, he became a Senior Computer Systems Designer for Martin Marietta Defense Systems during the last year of the Cold War. In 1991 he was appointed the first Technical Operations Manager for Cisco Systems where he led the development of the global support team that assures the reliability of today’s Internet. For more than 22 years, Gregg has searched high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to uncover their timeless secrets. To date, his work has led to such paradigm-shattering books as The Isaiah Effect, The God Code, The Divine Matrix and his 2008 release, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits. Gregg’s work is now published in 17 languages and 27 countries and shows us beyond any reasonable doubt that the key to our future lies in the wisdom of our past.
Brilliant and insightful…I see Gregg Braden as one of our great visionaries.
—Dr. Wayne Dyer, author of The Power of Intention

Gregg Braden is a rare blend of scientist, visionary and scholar with the ability to speak to our minds, while touching the wisdom of our hearts.
—Dr. Deepak Chopra, author of How To Know God.

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