Wednesday, March 30, 2011

we walk


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"Your life is a sacred journey. And it is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path... exactly where you are meant to be right now... And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love." Caroline Adams
daily bread is a concept that has shifted drastically for me. it used to be just a thought or a phrase that i heard when i heard the lord's prayer- mostly at meetings- and never really had any personal connection. but now i  am realizing just what might be meant in this prayer and it has everything to do with one day at a time.

each day, i must engage in and complete tasks in order to continue living. of course i have to go to work-sometimes 2 jobs in a day. and at those jobs i have to try to keep myself balanced and my relationships at work in tact and healthy. most days this requires simple maintenance, however some days it seems like so much more. i need to have balance in that life if my life is to remain buoyant. additionally, i have the influence of my personal life, my financial life, my spiritual life and not necessarily in that order. the spiritual influence for me is felt across all those borders. and understanding and keeping balance in all these quadrants.

letting go of naivete requires the understanding that balance, serenity, and happiness are a process not a point on a graph. a process that (for me) includes self reflection an assessment, adjustment and readjustment, healthy doses of amends and forgiveness, and definitely the fortitude to keep moving forward, if only one sunrise at a time. of course, there are definitely some days that require much more tenacity than others. these are the days that perhaps the best we can do is what we always do. we walk.