Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.
Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours. Notice I did not say “kill” the dragon. To kill the dragon implies stumbling through our challenges using any available force. This week of vigils presents a chance to consider both how we negotiate the process, as well as the hoped-for results. If we can adopt a spirit of elegance and command, then, regardless of the outcome, we will have strengthened our dignity and honed our skill for understanding challenge as invitation to growth.
by Noela N. Evans
from Meditations For The Passages And Celebrations Of Life: A Book of Vigils (1994)
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