Sunday, April 10, 2011
It’s said that help comes around just when it’s needed or that information drops in our lap just when we we’re searching for answers. Back in February I wrote a blog titled, “Welcome Back, Me” about my return to joy and learning to compartmentalize those issues that had been weighing me down. My last two blog entries were about the need to step aside from some current responsibilities in order to move forward toward my goals and dreams. Yesterday I opened up a book I recently found, The Book of Awakening, by Mark Nepo and the entry I opened to detailed the imagery of carrying our burdens to a door we want to go through, but we can’t open the door with all that we carry. So, in order to get through the door, we must set things down, open the door and then pick up just those items we need before proceeding on through. Just as I used the imagery of stuffing and closing a drawer to compartmentalize some issues last February, I now have this lovely image of a door in front of me – and, let me tell you, it’s a beautiful door – but I’ve been so far away from it and so weighed down that I haven’t even been able to approach it. Now, with my drawer full of issues shut I have managed to approach the door and last week I sent out an email giving notice that, within the next few months, I’m resigning from the most time consuming of my volunteer commitments. I’m preparing to set down that burden (and some others) so that I can stretch out my arm to the handle and open that door.