“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible and suddenly you’re doing the impossible” ~~ St. Francis of Assisi
I’m possible and impossible. What a difference a little spacing and punctuation makes in perspective. It’s like tuning in a station on the radio ― the perspectives are so close, yet worlds apart in meaning.
When I awoke this morning, before I got up, I lay there for awhile picturing my day, listening to the sounds outside and feeling the gentle, cool currents of the morning air with the windows ajar.
This is a time when I tune in with my heart. This is a time when I feel closest to my connection with life and spirit.
As I’ve asked myself so many times in the past, “Why am I here?” the thought, “IMpossible”, popped into my head. I guess I am possible ― I’m here. But more was going on and I listened closer, as I bounced that thought around in my head.
What I was getting was the understanding of how close changes are to each other like radio stations. The tuning is so subtle and differences are easily missed if I don’t listen and pay attention ― IMpossible. The “I am” and “possible” can shift suddenly to “impossible” depending on the choices I make and the actions I take.
This sounds pretty heavy, I know, but let me give you an example of what I’m talking about. Last night my husband and I were talking about some old issues and the dialogue went something like this:
(Me) “Do you want to keep doing what you’re doing for the rest of your life?” “Are you content?”
(Me) “Well, what if I’m not?”
Now, at this point, the direction of this conversation can go either way from “blame―attack” to “openness―suggestion”. Thankfully, the course of our conversation turned to openness and suggestion and by the end of the evening I was energized. There was a renewed excitement that came to us in talking this out. New ideas and things we could do we both would enjoy.
This was “IMpossible” (“WE’REpossible”). Depending on how we listen, what we choose to plug into and where we set the dial can affect the course of our lives in terms of what we become and possibilities. This was such a small event in the daily decisions of our lives and relationships. But, one I never realized.
Were the choices that close to each other and would I have chosen the loudest as my first choice, if I hadn’t been tuning and listening? Hmmmm – what do you think?
Pat from the ol’ kitchen table.