Choosing to participate actively in our own lives ushers in joy, and sometimes fear. We are energized by our conscious involvement; making thoughtful choices regarding our development heightens our sense of well-being. But, occasionally we may fear potential failure. About as frequently, we may fear probably success.
Not every day do we want the responsibility for our lives, but we have it. On occasion, we only want the loving arms of a caretaker. The beauty of our lives at this time is that we do have a caretaker at our beck and call, a caretaker who has demonstrated repeatedly a concern for our safety, a caretaker who will help us shoulder every responsibility we face.
Once we have chosen to act responsibly, we ask for the guidance to live to the best of our abilities, and we will be helped to accomplish the tasks right for us in this stage of our lives.
All I have to do is make the right choices. I will always know which they are, when I ask for guidance.
Source (modified): Each Day a New Beginning | Hazelden Meditations