Open Your Eyes To The Possibilities
Beautiful opportunities for change and transformation are offered to us on a continual basis in almost every moment of our lives; opportunities that can turn our lives from ones of pain and difficulty to ones of joy and ease. It is up to us to see these beacons of change, and it is up to us to act upon them.
One sunny afternoon I returned home from a peaceful walk in the woods. When I walked into my garage, I was startled by two birds fighting with all of their might to get out one of the closed large garage windows. I grabbed a soft broom and gently started nudging them in the direction of the very large garage door that was open –a free and easy passage to freedom. After a few moments, one of the birds decided it indeed might be easier to fly out the huge open door instead of continuing to bang his wings and body against a tightly shut window. He flew out to freedom and joy.
The other little bird could only see the one way out. He was sure that if he banged and flew against the window long enough, he would surely get through. (A truly impressive example of tunnel vision and insisting that there is only one way no matter how uncomfortable it may be). At last, he got a bit of a clue and flew up to perch on the garage door opener mechanism. Exhausted and still frightened, he rested and began to look around a bit. At last he spied the wide open door and flew to his own freedom.
Your life path can be a narrow walkway filled with tunnel vision and a closed mind that misses all that is offered up and misses all of the unlimited possibilities; a closed mind that sees a single direction only and insists that this is the only way. Or your life path can be an open road, full of possibilities where you are open to continual growth and to the continual presentation of new opportunities.
It’s your choice. How great is it that it is all up to you!
Which bird are you?