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The Dangling Carrot

“Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it."

"Are you saying we shouldn't hope?"

"I'm saying we should remove the carrot and walk forward with our eyes open!” ― Margaret Weis

From an early age, humans have been familiar with the concept of temptation. It comes in various forms, but perhaps none so captivating as the proverbial carrot dangled in front of us. This metaphorical carrot represents our deepest desires and aspirations, compelling us to push forward, overcome obstacles, and strive for success. But why are we so easily enticed by this tantalizing prize?

Dear Angels, when we solely fixate on the outcome of catching the carrot, we overlook the importance of the journey itself—the personal growth, learning, and enjoyment found along the way. We forget that life is not about reaching the destination; it is the destination.

Dear Ones, staying present in each moment allows you to assess what is important. With each temptation presented, you have a choice to make. You can use your intuition as a litmus test as to the value of what is presented to you. Do not get so caught up in achieving something that you forget to honor your purpose for being. When you honor your purpose, you live authentically. You stay true to yourselves and your values, making choices and taking actions that are in line with who you are at your core. This integrity allows you to build genuine connections and maintain a sense of inner peace and fulfillment. We encourage you, Dear Ones, to let that be your goal and to find joy and satisfaction in the journey, not just the destination.

Dear Angels, thank you. I love you. Namaste y’all.

Today, I promise to savor each moment and stay present and true to myself.

Teri Angel is a Happiness Coach, energy healer, best-selling author, spiritual teacher and mentor, and a motivational speaker. Teri is the Peace Campaign Coordinator for We, The World and the founder of a nonprofit organization, Angelspeakers Inc., which offers educational workshops and events centered around environmental awareness to include animals and nature, peace advocacy opportunities and ancient wisdom teachings. Teri’s movement “Peas For Peace” involves strengthening our awareness of the oneness of all, unifying mankind through compassion, peace, love and joy. She was named "She Who Blesses the Sacred Land" during the Peace On Earth Tour and embraces that title with loving grace.

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