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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Awaken Your Day - July 21 - Do you see what I see?

"The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning."
-Ivy Baker Priest

What does Ivy's comment mean to you?

It's not the end of the world.
Whenever one door closes, another opens.
Find the positive in every negative.

I am a firm believer that we all receive and process messages in our own way. We all paint a different picture in our minds even though we have heard the same words. The meaning you may not grasp today, you will when it is painted differently tomorrow or a year from now with a different sentence. And maybe that is right when you need to find your own understanding of the message.

I like the way Ivy put this today, for it gives me a simple, yet easily referenced picture that tells me a thousand words of reassurance. Like the old association techniques for remembering things, I can, in a moment of anger or maybe despair, I can picture a blue world, and I will then think 'round', and then 'no beginning, no end' and then 'flow' from this negative moment into a new one and I can think 'end of one chapter, and the turning of the page,' and so on.

I can draw on this resource, no matter how fast my real world is spinning out of control. And I can draw a full breath, clear my head and calm the waters before I ride the rapids into the day.

We find our messages in different paintings by the same artist. That is what makes us unique.
That is what keeps the dawn always coming around.

The world is round. I may come to the end of a road ... but I am sure that is a path I see up there to the left. I wonder where it goes.

May you encounter a new beginning today, in anything you need to.

Pierre Couturier