When One Door Closes
How often when we come to the end of a chapter in our life, be it a relationship, a job we love, a move or even a graduation we bang on the door that is closing rather than looking ahead. We seek comfort in the familiar, what we know. What we need to do is look at the bigger picture, change our consciousness. As Ernest Holmes reminds us, “There is a sublime and divine hope for everyone who is willing to surrender himself to the Divine Good.” The only thing standing in the way of greater possibilities for you and me is you and me.
Trusting life is a choice we make. It’s not always easy but if we believe in a Higher Power who wants only good for us we look beyond what appearances are and know there is a deeper meaning in every life experience. I read an article recently about a woman who got pregnant at 38 and after carrying the child for nine months had a still birth. She eventually overcame her fear of becoming pregnant again and had two more children. She wrote that one of the lessons she learned was, “Sometimes the shadows cast by the thing you fear are larger and more frightening than the thing itself.” As President Franklin Delano Roosevelt once reminded our country during the great depression, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”
When we are willing to release the past we can learn what the present has to teach us. When we cling to what was we lose the blessings of the moment. Christian Larson wrote, “Every door that may close on the left will open another door on the right through which we may pass on to a greater world than we ever knew before.” That sounds like a very enticing invitation to me. How about you?