One of my favorite meditations. I study this one often. I'm a slow learner sometimes.
In the face of an obstacle which it is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid. -Simone de Beauvoir
Sudden obstacles, barriers in the way of our daily progress, doors that unexpectedly close, may confuse, frustrate, even depress us. The knowledge that we seldom understand just what is best for us, comes slowly. And we generally fight it, even after we've begun to understand. Fortunately, the better path will keep drawing us to it.
We may wonder why a door seems to have closed. Our paths are confounded only when our steps have gone astray. Doors do not close unless a new direction is called for. We must learn to trust that no obstacle is without its purpose, nowever baffling it may seem.
We may need to look to God when an obstacle has surfaced, after all He is in control. We may also need to remind ourselves that fighting an obstacle, pushing against a closed door, will only heighten our frustration. Acceptance of what is will open our minds and our hearts to the better road to travel at this time.
The obstacles confronting me invite me to grow, to move beyond my present self. They offer me chances to be the person I always dreamed of being. I will be courageous. I am not alone.
Let's visit Dianna at The Kennedy Adventures today to see what she has for Saint and Scriptures Sunday.