Monday Meditation: Self-Reliance

Since the Daily Word website is down, I thought I’d post an excerpt from one of my very favorite authors, Ralph Waldo Emerson, whose essay, Self-Reliance, epitomizes the American Spirit. Click on the link to read the whole piece, but here’s an excerpt to inspire you for the new day and week ahead:

Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events. Great men have always done so, and confided themselves childlike to the genius of their age, betraying their perception that the absolutely trustworthy was seated at their heart, working through their hands, predominating in all their being. And we are now men, and must accept in the highest mind the same transcendent destiny; and not minors and invalids in a protected corner, not cowards fleeing before a revolution, but guides, redeemers, and benefactors, obeying the Almighty effort, and advancing on Chaos and the Dark.

God bless and make it a fabulous Monday!

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