Looking beyond our present situation can sometimes be challenging, as our minds often become clouded being plagued by the many uncertainties life offers. To move beyond sometime requires that we take that “bold steps of faith“, channelling new paths, risk being separated from everything familiar and common, being driven from our comfort zone, pushed to the limit by the invisible wind of courage urging us to break boundaries and explore new territories.
It’s like beginning on a journey without a road map, without having a clear vision of the end, but trusting the light of grace to lead you to your ultimate destination. As the path of faith unravels a series of life changing events, the sustenance and merits of instant gratification gets striped as confidence battles uncertainties, and ego surrenders to the modesty of humility. Seeing beyond takes hanging onto the mercy of Hope as your saving grace, finding strength in the very struggles that broke you trusting that the very struggles would eventually fall in place. Finding the inner courage to keep pressing on regardless of the obstacles and challenges faced a determination that is not always easily acquired and usually requires a struggle. It requires patience and discipline
It sometimes calls for a strong sense of belief. Believe that as the wrong door closes the right ones would open leading to newer, better and more exciting adventures while learning to appreciate every aspect of life, honoring gratitude opening to the realization that each day is a blessing. Trust that if you work hard and give it your best somewhere along the rocky paths, life would eventually reward your efforts.
Saturdays is what I refer to as my Sabbath day meaning a day of rest and reflection. What better way to do such than getting lost in the bosom of my garden, where I empty my soul and fill it again with new and refreshing ideas.
We were blessed with amazing weather amid the COVID-19 crises for which nature provides a perfect escape. After a morning of worship and thanksgiving I hang out with my daughter at her self made “nature camp” (I’ll post pictures of this under kids in nature soon), read inspirational books, then sat in my garden sanctuary and just looked beyond. I saw hope and a colorful, productive ending. What you envision? Much love until my next post xoxo dgentle 🦋 🙂