“One day, for not apparent reason, the Warrior realizes that he does not feel the same enthusiasm for the fight that he used to. He continues to do what he has always done, but every gesture seems meaningless. At such a time, he has only one choice: to continue fighting the Good Fight. He says his prayers out of duty or fear or whatever, but he does not abandon his path. He knows that the angel of the One who inspires him has simple wandered off somewhere. The Warrior keeps his attention focused on the battle and he perseveres, even when everything seems utterly pointless. The angel will soon return and the merest flutter of his wings will restore the Warrior’s joy to him.” From Paulo Coelho’s Warrior of the Light
This quote actually came into my mind several times yesterday and then today! I have not been feeling well and have felt that the angel of the One who inspires me had gone off on a rendezvous somewhere else. :)
So, this morning I reminded myself that the Angel of Inspiration and Enthusiasm would be by my side soon. And, not to give into doubt or worry and to keep fighting the Good Fight! Do the simple daily things like meditate, stay positive, and know that all is well!
It is so great because as they day has progressed the Angel has returned and I have felt re-energized, rejuvenated and excited!! Incredible what confidence and knowing can do for ya eh? :)
It truly makes a difference to be committed to something bigger than yourself and to know that it is about the journey not the destination and that everything does count and inspiration comes and goes but faith and consistency is the key!
Thank you Paulo for your incredible words of wisdom! :)