© 2010 Lynsey

124 – A view from Thrushcross Grange

A human being is only interesting if he’s in contact with himself. I learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you ought to do the way you should do it. You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it. — Barbra Streisand

Concealed in the mists on the other side of the valley is a huge hill. I’m not entirely sure how high the hill would show in this image, I would guess at least half way up the roiling grey mists. I’m sure that Cathy and Heathcliff would feel entirely at home here.

Although I’m entirely motivated by coral beaches and coconut palms, there’s a part of me that just loves the mist covered landscapes. It’s more than the fact that I can work indoors without feeling guilty, it’s that I believe that the stories I’ve loved as a kid – books by Edgar Rice Burroughs, H. G. Wells, Robert E. Howard, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – were either written surrounded by mists, or the authors were able to summon up ‘internal mist’ in order to write.

Part of the adventure of of engaging in an exercise like Fresh New Day is summoning up the internal mists, part of it is trusting yourself to be able to plunge through to the truth within.

22. Every day refine, clarify and simplify.
23. Every day retain your personal power. It belongs to you. No one else.
26. Every day take action. Every small step counts.

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