As we grow and evolve, oftentimes we are surprised at the results of our efforts. New buds emerge and growth spurts push through our watered soil quite like the new, colorful dogwood trees with that have recently reappeared on our landscapes.
Yes, we have become more cognizant of the importance of caring for ourselves as we eat healthier, sleep more deeply and cleave closer to our personal faiths. The pandemic has brought us to our knees on so many levels and it has made us rethink some of our former choices.
We realize that our help most certainly comes from above and from there alone. It is the only real source of answers to our incessant prayers. We stop looking to the left or to the right to ask our friends and peers which way we should go. We can see that they do not have the solutions. Therefore, so we are less inclined to listen to them spew out their half-baked ideas which can send us further down the rabbit holes of despair.
We slowly remember to clearly think for ourselves and recall that most of the answers are buried deep within us. But we must become still enough to listen. Truly listen. Just as we can hear the birds chirp or the mourning dove sing his songs of lament, we will once again hear the still, small voice whispering, “This is the way. Walk ye in it!” We will feel more assured as we trust our own inner instincts to lead us forward. And quite like the late Prince Philip advised, we can then, “Get on with it!”
May 1, 2021