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Barriers or Steps?

“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” – A. C. Benson

As I rolled over last night at 3:00 am to move my to-do list out of my head and on to paper, I picked up one of the pads of paper next to my bed. I keep paper and pens around the house so I can write down ideas or lists as they come to mind.

On the front page of the pad I had written – “We are not meant to live a barrier free life. We are built to rise and see beyond those barriers, to thrive, to persevere, and do so with joy.” Talk about perfect timing. After the past few weeks, I needed to hear that and it came from me. We need to trust and listen to what we really know to be true, especially amidst chaos.

Barriers are steps that lead to growth and when we have the right perspective we also realize that not everything is a barrier. The richness and fabric of life includes ups, downs, change, chaos, quiet, laughter and so much more. The moment we are in is just that a moment and when we stay present we realize it’s all ok, more than ok. Find joy in each day and cast light.

14 Comments Post a comment
  1. What a timely reminder about life!

    December 11, 2014
  2. Those barriers are the exercise equipment that make us stronger. Great post.

    December 11, 2014
  3. Wonderful-Break Free!

    December 11, 2014
  4. ahhsioux #

    Good job.

    December 11, 2014
  5. Very well said. If one never encounters barriers one is generally stuck in life not experiencing everything it has to offer.

    December 12, 2014
  6. Great reminder…I wouldn’t be who I am today without all the seeming-barriers or obstacles I’ve overcome in life.

    December 14, 2014
  7. This is lovely. Very insightful as usual and touches a part of me as well that I completely resonate with.

    January 6, 2015

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