“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.” — Joseph Campbell
Years ago, I launched The Selfless Advantage. Things were going well. I posted dozens of inspiring quotes, hoping to give someone a lift to their day. At it’s core, The Selfless Advantage’s main idea was that “Your Basket Must Be Emptied Before It Can Be Filled”. One needs to give away good things, without expecting anything in return. When you try to live life with a spirit of giving and by not expecting anything in return, unexpected good things seem to show up at just the right time.
So, I’m just living life, thinking positive and then it happened. Through a combination of human error and a momentary breakdown of technology, all was lost. The quotes, the ideas, the thoughts, the inspiration. All forever scattered across the universe.
Talk about dumping over the basket! What would I do now? Looking at an empty domain name and ideas still in my head, there was only one thing that would make sense. It was time to start down a new path.
A fresh install of WordPress and I’ve started over. And just as I restart this blog, it seems ironic to me that one of the first quotes I come across was this particular quote from Joseph Campbell.
Perhaps the old Selfless Advantage wasn’t the right “skin” for me. Maybe it was time to get rid of those thoughts (empty out my basket) and ready myself for new ones. Ready myself for a new life. Ready my basket for refilling!
Life is forever changing. Are you ready for change? Your cannot hold any good thing too close for very long.
Remember that to have more to give, you must empty that basket of goodness before it can filled again.
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