Stop Waiting to be Rescued

27 days to 50.

Three of the ten principles governing the City of Joy are (a) tell the truth, (b) stop waiting to be rescued, and (c) give away what you want the most.

Eve Ensler- In the Body of the World

I finished Eve Ensler’s latest book a few days ago. She writes about her battle with advanced colon cancer. City of Joy is a project she has been working on in the Congo for years. This quote really struck me. I’ve noticed at many points in my life I have been waiting around hoping to be rescued.

Rescued by a great job.

Rescued by a great man.

Rescued by a sudden influx of cash.

I have a great job. And I’ve been through several men. And lottery winners usually go bankrupt.

Yet still I feel like I’m waiting to be rescued.

Nobody is coming to rescue me. I am solely responsible for the life I am living. I am solely responsible for whether I eat or not at age 75. I am solely responsible for my own happiness.

It’s time to take stock of my situation. The prince on the white horse is not coming for me. I am my best hope.

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