The waterfall at the entrance to my meeting took me to a place of extended reflection. I knew what I was looking for while it was all new at the same time. I found myself in a photograph that was more of a painting reflecting one’s view of life at a particular moment in time. Life revealed several mini-lesson points through the reflection. As I start my day, I find them framing how I see the opportunities ahead of me.
Being aware and open leads to revelations beyond the chaos and noise that dominate the present. In letting go of the need to know, I began to see and understand what was beyond the water and reflection. I saw the possible through the eyes of hope. I felt the strength of knowing I am part of a bigger story. Water’s sound spoke of compassion and restoration. In releasing myself to what was in front of me, a new present revealed itself.
In living with hope, courage, and compassion, we gift others with a revelation of Divinity. As flawed as I often am, it is in the sparks of kindness and care that others are introduced and reminded of Divinity’s love for us. I recall that “Isaiah dared to speak out these words of God: People found and welcomed me who never so much as looked for me. And I found and welcomed people who had never even asked about me.” (Romans 10.20)
In the moment, my thoughts are not about the destination. It is all about the step. I intend that my step will take me towards a better community. Ideally, I do this in harmony with those around me, with a mindset shaped by empathy and compassion. In my less-than-successful moments, I create opportunities for learning and growth. It is in each step that I realise my opportunity to live life to the maximum.
I listened to the water as my reflection kept changing. Today is a window in which I can be present, engaged, and intentional. Everything is possible. It can be my time.