Daily Thoughts, March 5, 2011
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Drops

As I listened to the echo from my instruction, it was clear that the message was not getting through.  I thought that the request was simple, straight forward, and easy to comprehend.  The individual was saying that he understood.  Each word was echoed in a way that reminded me that communication is more than just words in the right order.

I knew that my response now needed to be compassionate and understanding.  I also needed to provide more details.  As I walked through the logic step by step, the light began to burn.  It was as if the revealed insight became a revelation with its own cycle of life.  As I let go of my frustration, it became apparent that the drops of data, information, and logic had a unique power within themselves.

Sometimes we need to hear the specifics within a set of instructions.  It is important to listen to the details so we understand the lesson.  The details within a lesson say “if a wife should leave her husband, she must either remain single or else come back and make things right with him.  And a husband has no right to get rid of his wife.”  (1 Corinthians 7.11)  We would do well to pay attention.

As I became a teacher with a student population of one, the patience within me began to grow.  I could see that he was eager to learn.  His enthusiasm and passion were tangible.  Regardless of where he was coming from, the future could be different.

God, through Life, offers us bread crumps to follow.  We ignore them at the risk of our lives.  We may find them confusing, however they are here for our benefit.  We are invited to take them in, study them, and use what is useful.  It is an extraordinary gift!  We are free to accept or reject wisdom in any form.  We choose how we will act in the moment we have.  In whatever circumstance we find ourselves, especially when it is beyond our control, we determine how we respond.  It is our story.

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