“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible and suddenly you’re doing the impossible” ~~ St. Francis of Assisi

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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?”

(Husband) “Yes.”

(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.

17 thoughts on “IMpossible!

    • Hi Susan – thank you for stopping by. You’re right – it is all about perspectives and paying attention. Too many times I’ve missed the boat! 🙂

  1. More and more when I find myself in these kind of conversations I simply ask. What else is possible? It’s the mostpowerful question I have ever used.

    • That’s true Tom and thank you for stopping by.

      There’s a small window where we have the opportunity to choose which path to take — one of defense and one of collaboration.

      That one little choice can make all the difference in the world. You’re right too — it’s powerful!

  2. Wonderful post and a subtle truth. thanks for this post and for coming by my blog today! have a wonderful weekend.
    oops left the other comment on wrong account…

    • Thanks Susie and you’re welcome – I’m happy you stopped by my site today too and enjoyed the post. Wishing you a blessed Good Friday today and a fun, loving and inspirational Easter! 🙂

  3. As we evolve further along our spiritual path, we make more authentic choices from our higher self. Your intuitive thoughts set you up for an important lesson which you aced! Good post – straight from the heart!

    • Hi Beverly – I’m glad you stopped by and left your thoughts of reflection. I love this type of feedback. It keeps me on track because sometimes I don’t have a clue. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement Bev! 🙂

    • Thank you Joanne. It’s nice to know when others at times have felt like this. Too many times I’ve reacted and jumped to make the other choice not even noticing the subtle difference or even willing to listen. It was an ‘aha’ moment and one I was thankful happened. 🙂

  4. As a lover of metaphors your writing resonates with me! I love it. I definitely need to come back and read this one again! You need a LOVE button to click for this one!

    • Thank you – I’m so happy you enjoyed the read Diane. A “love” button, hmmmm, don’t know how I’d do that. LOL! 🙂

  5. people can change their ways.. you just have to give it a chance..I wish youd have told me about the blogs… I now know & i’m sorry for the pain i’ve caused you.. I’m in love with you, & if you’re willing to give it a chance, i’ll do you & the kids true justice.. That i swear on my life

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