ZEN PENCILS – 120. TERENCE McKENNA: Nature loves courage

ZEN PENCILS – 120. TERENCE McKENNA: Nature loves courage.

There’s a great deal of truth to this.

I’m no great believer in the Law of Attraction; simply wanting something, even believing in it to your toenails, isn’t sufficient to make it reality. You have to make the effort, work your ever-lovin’ tail off, prioritize what you want over other things in your life. And you have to believe. And both of those require courage.

But something happens when you do both of those, when you start forward and insist that you can make it happen, whatever the odds. Obstacles start to disappear. You find cracks in insurmountable walls just big enough to squeeze through. You learn new ways to do what everybody assures you is impossible.

In other words, you start to get lucky. Except it isn’t exactly luck.

People pay attention when you move forward with courage. The universe pays attention. God pays attention. And stuff starts happening.

Even more importantly, you start changing. And that’s where things get really interesting.

I've been a soldier, a dreamer, a working stiff, a leader. A husband, father, example (good and otherwise), and now a survivor. I write about courage, because courage is what enables us to accomplish the impossible. If you draw breath, I love you. If you love in whatever way seems best to you and want others to love in whatever way seems best to them, I am your ally. If you believe someone is less than you because they do not love the way you do, I oppose you. If you see someone as a threat to be abused or destroyed merely because they do not look like you, or love like you, or worship like you, I am your enemy. I am a joyful and courageous man. And I stand with you who love.