Prayer for Imbolc
On this Imbolc day, as I kindle the flame upon my hearth,
I pray that the flame of Brigid may burn in my soul,
and the souls of all I meet today.
I pray that no envy and malice,
no hatred or fear, may smother the flame.
I pray that indifference and apathy,
contempt and pride,
may not pour like cold water on the flame.
Instead, may the spark of Brigid light the love in my soul,
that it may burn brightly through this season.
And may I warm those that are lonely,
whose hearts are cold and lifeless,
so that all may know the comfort of Brigid’s love.
Your most formidable obstacle is you. If you are unwilling, or filled with doubt, you simply cannot get very far.
All the other challenges and limitations, you can find a way around. Yet when you persist in holding yourself back, nothing can move you forward.
The extremely good news is, you never have to continue holding yourself back. You can be entirely free of your most stubborn burden simply by choosing to be.
Your doubts are yours by choice, and you can choose to let them go. Your apathy, lack of ambition, and negativity are yours by choice, and you can be free of them all in an instant.
There are many difficult challenges to living a life of success and fulfillment. Yet once you get the positive power of your own authentic purpose on your side, you have what it takes to handle everything else.
Instead of being your own biggest obstacle, choose to be your own most effective advocate and facilitator of success. You have the power to choose in every moment, so choose again and again to live the richest, most meaningful life you can imagine.
— Ralph Marston
The Daily Motivator