Saturday, April 17, 2010

To Go Beyond

Living is beyond existing, and expanding one's life is beyond just living. We're all capable of more than we've accomplished in the past. We sometimes allow others opinions, our life challenges, and mistaken beliefs about ourself to convince us we've come about as far as we can go. But the will to life constantly pushes us to go further, to expand our vision and reach new heights. Think about it. Are you all that you can or want to be?

Expanding our life doesn't have to mean being rich or famous, or doing anything spectacular. It simply means learning to express who we really are and allowing the beauty within to shine in new ways in the outer.

Today I took a second look at the palm tree in my front yard, and I was amazed at what I saw. Beautiful white roses are blooming from all sides and to the top of the tree. Of course, palm trees don't produce roses, but the rose bush growing next to the palm tree does. And this one bush expanded its life, sending shoots up and out toward the sky through the palm. This is more than I've ever seen a rose bush be. It's as if it knew it could be more than it is, and it reached higher. Can't we reach higher too?

When I was working, I had a patient who lived with constant pain, and he felt as if his life was over. But he discovered that, while he couldn't bend or stoop, he could lay on the ground, rest on one arm and hand and till the soil with his other hand. To our amazement, he was able to grow a flower garden. One day, he brought me a gorgeous lily plant, and we celebrated the newness of his life. He had stopped listening to discouraging messages in his mind and expanded his vision. He discovered he wasn't his pain. He was the beautiful person inside who needed to be expressed, and he found a way to do it.

Each of us has the ability to expand and grow, and express what has not yet been revealed. Is there something you've wanted to have, do or be? Have you taken the time to search within to find more of your true self? You may be surprised at what's hidden in there. And never doubt your ability to express what you find. Know that your are more than you are now aware, and the will to life yearns to express all of you. Let it shine.

I wish you roses in your life.



  1. This is a great post, and reminder of what a positive attitude can do!

  2. 唯有用熱情、用智慧去觀察事物,這事物才會把他的秘密,洩漏給我們......................................................