Saturday, March 27, 2010

When You Find It

Sometimes I am lost
and sometimes I am found;
I believe this is true of everyone at some point.

Today, I am found.

We often ask for signs,
some of us
more often than others,
but we also often
fail to see them when they are delivered.

Our heads
and our hearts
are in constant conflict.

This world makes us strive towards the practical
but
it makes us think
that the practical
is mutually exclusive
with the inspirational
and it is the inspirational
that is the reason for our existence
so there is no reason
why we can't make it
practical as well.

We can make anything happen.

So many times
have improbable things
seemed like
impossible things,
but
there is a
huge
huge
huge
difference
between improbable
and impossible.

Science tries to dictate the rules of life,
but life exists
whether science can explain it
or not.

We should always try to understand
more and more
about life
and the natural laws
of creation
but we should never allow
our current understanding
to limit
the potential for
our future understanding.

There are things
we cannot explain.

Some of them we believe,
some of them we don't.

But before we decide
we should practice
being open
to the possibilities.

Look for more
and you will find it.

Look for good
and you will find it.

Look for love
and you will find it.

Are you conscious
of what you are looking for?

And are you ready
when you find it?

4 comments:

Rob-bear said...

You post so beautifully, and thoughtfully, and creatively Wendy!

Wish I had the energy to make an intelligent response.

Wendy said...

Thank you, Rob-bear; I appreciate that ☺

Rob-bear said...

Well, this seems even more interesting the second time around. Connections.

"I once was lost, but now am found"
~ John Newton, "Amazing Grace."

I'm not so sure that
our heads
and our hearts
are in constant conflict
or need to be in constant conflict.

Nor am I convinced
that the practical
is mutually exclusive
with the inspirational.
My gut feeling is that
they are complementary,
like heads
and hearts.
I each case
both need to be nurtured
but in different ways,
in order to keep us
in balance.

I absolutely agree that
we should never allow
our current understanding
to limit
the potential for
our future understanding.

Wisdom is like a diamond.
We may not see
all the facets
at once.
It is as we keep examining it
that we discover
more and more.

And:

Are you conscious
of what you are looking for?

And are you ready
when you find it?

Those are the central questions.

Wendy said...

Thank you, Rob-bear.

No, I'm not entirely sure that our hearts and our heads are in constant battle, either; it just seems to feel that way sometimes. I've actually come to a bit of a revelation about the thing that brought me to write that in the first place and am glad that your comment was a re-reinforcement of this new perspective.

"My chains are gone; I've been set free"
~Chris Tomlin, Amazing Grace
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqJsBRFdrA0

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