When feeling unsafe, ego can easily take the lead. Rather than evenly deal with what is at hand, we revert to a defensive posture which often resulted from some long ago offense.
To stand in the truth before you, without the illusory protection that ego provides, can be terrifying. However, this is the only state in which growth can occur. This is where you challenge old (often misguided) beliefs and discard constricted perspectives. There is space to do so.
Ego is scarred and scar tissue is unable to grow. It is resistant. To let it run the show is to choose confinement.
A kaleidoscope illustrates the unpredictable nature of life. In one moment, the vision before you quickly and mercilessly disintegrates; in the next moment, all is falling together in an unexpected way to create the most intricate, beautiful pattern.
As is life that with the slightest turn, we are oriented towards beauty once again.
Whether that turn is a shift in circumstance or a shift in perspective, wonder is restored.
The Divine undoubtedly plays a major role in our experiences. Some like to refer to this as destiny or fate. However, this can become a convenient excuse when one wants to evade accountability.
It is true that the Universe can provide you with infinite possibilities, but unless you are wide open to see them, they may as well not exist. If you feel that your blessings are limited or opportunity just does not come your way, it’s time to re-evaluate the part you are playing-or not playing.
Life is a process of co-creation. Things aren’t happening to you, they’re happening with you…if you choose to participate.