Take a glance. Take two if you need it.
What’s the depth of the life you’re living?
Conversely, what are the shallows?
Beliefs are an interesting thing because they have the ability to expand or repress your mind. The determining factors of where your vision and mind actually co-exist is where it lives beneath the surface deep within you.
I read an interesting topic the other day about the law of belief. The gist of it is that the expansion of the life we want to live lies within our ability to understand, absorb, and practice it.
Each of us have various beliefs about life and the things happening around us. These beliefs are established in our mind and manifest in the reality of our small slice in the big world surrounding us. These experiences shape our personal belief system.
Although beliefs are very helpful in strengthening our will and confidence, they also limit us to see the partial reality we experience; which either repress or expand the life we life. This is where we choose to focus on the light.
Even the most empathetic person cannot feel everything that happens around them because we’re viewing it from the scope of their very own eyes. That’s where feelings are limited.
It seems that the only intention one can have is to live a life where they attempt to choose love and light as hate and darkness are challenging them every single day. The shallows are easy to live within because the light hits it just where things are light, bright, and pretty. While the deepest depths of a person’s heart and soul is where darkness and molding take place.
Movement onward or upward requires the desire to grow past the limits you hold yourself within. Thus defining depth as courage because it takes you to places that aren’t pretty on the surface so you can learn from them.
Much like the flowers I love and post about, they’re beautiful to look at but the magic of the things that make them beautiful are within their roots that grow in dirt and are nurtured by the things that are fed into it. Knowing that pain is a prerequisite to joy is the most beneficial lesson I’ve learned in life.
Even in a storm that can knock a flower down during a gust of wind, it will grow back incessantly. Well, a perennial would so perhaps its best to take note and live like a perennial knowing that the light is waiting for us and that no matter how treacherous an occurrence can feel, it’s going to pass and eventually you’ll feel more beautiful to the outside world and stronger below the shallows of any surface.
If you’re feeling stuck, remember to adjust your focus and proceed. Life’s an adventure even if you get lost, you’ll find your way if you allow yourself to believe that you can.