“When one door closes another door opens;
but we so often look so long and so regretfully
upon the closed door,
that we do not see the ones which open for us.”
~ Inventor, Alexander Graham Bell
This is an oldie, but a goodie. In my own life, I’ve found this to be true. We become blind to what other avenues are available to us when we continue to only focus on the closed door. We must open our eyes to entire rooms of possibility instead of keeping our focus on only what we see. To view life spherically instead of linearly with blinders on, only focusing on what we see directly in front of us does not serve us.
It is a practice to live spherically and not linearly. I applaud those who are so focused ~ that they can only see what is ahead of them and complete the task. Bravo to you! I, myself, am more spherical in my views, thinking and focus. Yes, I see what is ahead, but I can also swivel my mind in all directions, taking in other people, places and thoughts as I take baby steps on my path. This way, I can focus on the path, but also on what surrounds me while I am living. This helps me to see how my words and actions affect myself and others and to find kindness and love in my heart instead of anger and resentment. I can release what doesn’t serve me in my life and have the courage to know that I am enough even when I feel less than at times.
I do not fear the closed door anymore. I release my hand on the knob and walk away quietly without disturbing the room’s occupants. It is ok for me to allow this door to be shut as I would not force a door open which does not release the lock voluntarily. I scan the room and see a window ajar, a sweet breeze of loving light scented air fills the room and I can breathe. Ahh, it is a marvelous feeling!
Look around dear friends at your life and spy the window or door ajar! Welcome the sweet breeze of loving life force and let it surround you now. Go forth and be open to change, to uplifting light and love in your life. You deserve it! Swivel your head and see your path spherically!