October 19

Look at your life as a beautiful fabric
woven from wonderful rich colours and
fine cloth.  Make a plan, one that is full of
obtainable goals for a happy life.  Read
through the plan daily so that it becomes
a permanent part of your thought process.

Sara Henderson


Today's Meditation:

For some reason, most of us go through life without ever really having any sort of plan at all.  We have no plans in place for advancing in our careers, no plan in place for improving our relationships (or even maintaining them), no plan in place for reaching goals that are important to us.  But when it comes to a vacation or a party or a dinner, we'll plan out every minute detail, and we'll be greatly satisfied when our plans come to a successful result.

There are many, many things that we can plan that don't involve other people.  We can plan to read a certain number of books on a topic that's related to our careers by a certain date.  We can plan to do something kind for someone, somewhere, each day of the week.  We can create a plan that should lead to a promotion, based on quantifiable criteria.  We can plan ways to make sure that we have money in the bank for times when we need it.

The fabric of our lives is created thread by thread, but most of us use whatever thread happens to be lying around, without really thinking of ways to find brighter, more colorful, more durable threads.  When we make our plans an integral part of who we are, then we'll be finding and using threads that will give us those rich, wonderful colors that will make our lives something beautiful to regard from any perspective.

Doing so does take a plan, though, and it takes a lot of effort to stick to our plans.  We can be sure, though, that the best fabric comes from the best materials, and we go about creating those materials each day of our lives.

Questions to consider:

What kind of fabric are you  creating--rich with deep and vibrant colors, or just another generic fabric that doesn't take much effort? 

How can you create a plan that will help you to make of your life a very rich and deep fabric?

What's the difference between people who take whatever threads happen to be lying around and those who make sure that they create rich and colorful threads for their fabric?

For further thought:

The tapestry of life continues to be woven.  Occasionally a
chance arises to repair an older, tattered piece of the weave.
Something happens to jolt our awareness back in time to an
event that resulted in tears and rips.  With new, more mature
vision, we see the circumstances in present time and have
compassion for the unclear events of the past.  While the new
experience is being woven into the design, the old rip is
simultaneously being repaired.  All is well.

Bessie Senette


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