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Excerpted from A Deep Breath of Life by Alan Cohen. Copyright 1996 by Alan Cohen. Excerpted by permission of Hay House Publishers.  All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. HTML and web pages copyright by SpiritSite.com.
 

"Make a stand for your truth, and your truth will make a stand for you."

  Alan Cohen, A Deep Breath of Life, Part 5

January 5
Be Firm

If you come to a fork in the road, take it.

- Yogi Berra

I was struck by an unusual ad in the classified section of the local newspaper: "Dodge truck for sale. $5,000 firm or best offer." Was the price firm, or was the seller willing to negotiate? Apparently he couldn't make up his mind.

Life will support us in our decisions, but we have to make a decision around which the universe can gather. Often it is better to make a wrong decision than no decision. If you make an error, you can either correct it or learn from it; in either case you will move ahead. If you make no decision, you will likely remain just where you are.

A friend of mine had an inspiring bumper sticker on her washing machine: Sin Boldly. I loved it! The message, as I understood it, was an advisory to live life with conviction and a whole heart. Be fully whatever you are. The Bible tells us that God "spews the lukewarm out of His mouth." If you are in life, then be fully in life. Don't sit around wondering what you might do until it is too late to do anything. Will Rogers said, "You might be on the right track, but if you are sitting on it, you are going to get run over. "

Live by choice, not self-protection. Be active rather than reactive. Make a stand for your truth, and your truth will make a stand for you.

Support me to walk my talk.

My power comes from being what I am.

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