My eyes already touch the sunny hill,
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;
it has its inner light, even from a distance–
and changes us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
we already are; a gesture waves us on,
answering our own wave…
but what we feel is the wind in our faces.
Quote- Rainer Maria Rilke, A Walk
Standing before these two doors I can’t help but smile. They are unique both in color and shape. Passing through either door could feel like the beginning of an adventure.
We wake to another day filled with choices. Whether routine or unexpected – choices are always before us.
They can feel overwhelming – maybe because the choices we make are often held close to keep the options near (in case we change our minds). But like the passing of a minute, making one choice moves us forward on a unique path. It is best to follow that path with a lighter load.
May today’s choices feel settling and even bring delight.
Doors- Tokyo (Pinterest)
The past, the present and a hint of the future – this is how we are created over time. We only know what is beyond a door by pulling on its old hinges and walking over its threshold. These actions often come with feelings of eagerness and hesitation.
All in good time… until then may you find blessing in the beauty of new growth and the strength of steps taken before you.
Door of the day… (Vezelay, France)
How hard is it – To not know exactly what is happening? To worry can make confusion and fear circle the mind and spirit.
How hard is it -To not know where it is all going? To worry can cause a freeze as one attempts to control something that cannot be controlled. .
Thank you, Thomas Merton. May we take steps needed on this journey – brave and filled with hope.
Risk itself is a process of constant unfolding. And taking risks is the process of peeling back the layers of what you are and who you want to be.