When I was fresh out of college, a man I worked with scrawled a poem on a cocktail napkin and left it for me to find. It read:
Angels are looking
For new skies to fly in
A virgin space for wingspread
It is your head.
God waits to be born.
I imagined myself in love with this man whose name I can’t quite recall. Fortunately, it was unrequited; he had issues I didn’t know how to handle.
Every once in a while the poem pops into my head and I smile. I still love it and all of the possibilities it represents.
Each day dawns ripe with possibility, which ones will we grasp? Which call will we answer? What new way of living, of seeing the world will we embrace?
Or will we continue down the same habitual path we're currently walking?
It may not always seem as though we have options. We have tried and true ways of doing things — and these ways work.
We can find new ways of looking at the world, new eyes through which to see it — if we try.
Habits streamline life and help us take care of business in a timely manner. Yet taken to the extreme, they can become ruts, making escape difficult.
When redundancy becomes a way of life, we’re in the “dead zone”.
Our souls crave the mystery of the unknown. That’s where our creative spirit thrives.
Challenges and obstacles are opportunities for growth. The balance beam of a life worth living spans the gap between routine and adventure.
Let's take an inventory of our habits. Which habits serve us and which ones are keeping us a bit too safe?
Are your habits moving you closer to the life you want to live or not? You get to decide!
“Our self-image and our habits tend to go together. Change one and you will automatically change the other.” ~ Dr. Maxwell Maltz