“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
Occasionally, when I read a quote like this, the left side of my brain sparks and rationalizes, “yes, this is true.” The right hemisphere is comfortable in the desire for expansion, for change. Then the left asks, “But how?” and wants to make it more difficult than it needs to be.
I am at a turning point, this stormy present. I can choose to accept the teachings of this lesson I am receiving and go forth with new thought and new action, or I can, yet again, fall back on old ways and ideas, and expect the same lesson to haunt me hence.