Stephen Cope - “Today is the opportunity.”Mar 01, 2023
Insight and inspiration for flying higher in the difference only you can make from guests who have appeared on Creative on Purpose Live.
This week’s wisdom comes from a conversation with Stephen Cope, Scholar-in-Residence at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and author of The Great Work of Your Life.
Tune into the entire conversation here.
[STEPHEN] “There’s a fabulous quote from Thomas’s gospel. It says, ‘If you bring forth what is within you, what is within you will save you.’”
“And then, there’s a corollary.”
“‘If you do not bring forth what is within you, it will destroy you.’”
The Bhagavad Gita takes that notion and expands it by saying, ‘If you bring forth what is within you, it will save you, and it will save the whole world. If you do not bring forth what is within you, it will destroy you, and it will destroy the whole world.’”
“I love that. It makes every day sacred.”
“You know, Emerson, at the beginning of one of his books, has this quote, ‘Only the days are Gods.’”
“What does that mean?”
“It means that today is the opportunity to bring everything you’ve got to that which is calling you.”
“I don’t care if it’s building a stone wall or saving a thousand people.”
Stephen just delivered some ancient wisdom for better modern living by playing your game all in and full out. How will you bring forth what is within you to save yourself and the world today?
Scott Perry, Encore Life Coach at Creative on Purpose
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