Wake up! Refuse to sleepwalk through your life any longer. Wake up! Open your eyes and dare to see the world in a new and different way. Wake up! Awaken your passion for life and awaken it in those around you. Awaken yourself spiritually. Find something larger than yourself to believe in. Find a way to lift yourself above the mundane. Wake up! Smell the coffee! Take a long, hard look at all you’ve been missing, and decide not to miss any more. Awaken your senses, your intuition, your desires. Awaken the parts of yourself that have been sleeping: the lover, the trickster, the artist, the warrior, the healer. Wake up, and don’t go back to sleep. Life is a dream, and to live it, you must be awake.
Excerpted with minor revisions from Words of Wisdom for Women, by Rachel Snyder (Fall River Press, 2003); buy it here.
Also available in slightly different format here, under the original title, 365 Words of Well-Being for Women (McGraw-Hill/Contemporary, 1997).