Remember this picture. I’ve used it before. I loved the stained glass windows. I loved how the windows survived while the insides of the church was showing the rubble and decay of neglect and time. Not being the photographer who took this picture, I do not know what the outside of this building looked like. My vision can only drink in what I see. My emotions and feelings toss and turn inside my head looking for the words to explain what seeing this moment in time does to and for me.
Today’s meditation/lesson >The bigger the task, the more your convictions are tested < So many questions arose when I looked at the church, the light from outside is still coming through the windows, on a bright sunny day, how mesmerizing the view must be. How enchanted I am just gazing at the light coming in through the various colours. The peeling on the old walls has formed a lace pattern of intricate designs, were I there today, I would zoom in for a closer look. (times like this I miss my viewer in SL) ( LOL.. for those of us who are part of the community in the virtual world of SL, there is a lot I’m sure that we at times wish we could do in our everyday lives as easily as we do in our other reality)
We all have windows in our lives, and mostly we look out.. not into them. Why is that do you think? When we encounter a challenge, are given a diagnosis we don’t really want … … what is it we tend to do. Look on Google, ask around about it, share the information with a friend.??? We’re given a window, what do we do with it…
Windows are symbolic of consciousness. Yet windows are often simply part of our physical space, and are given thought to when we need to ope or close the shutters /blinds.. or look out to see if it is raining. Unlike the door which we interact with on a daily basis. Using it to enter or leave the premises, yet I doubt we pay that much attention to it. Tasks and challenges/opportunities are like windows and doors in our lives. We “see” them, we use them, but often don’t really “see” them at all. They just are.
Sometimes we need to look at the window, really look at it, and see it not only from outside, but from inside as well. When we encounter resistance in our thinking, we are looking in only one direction, usually out, it is often what is inside that is at the heart of the matter.
Come sit with me, share this time to contemplate the moment. Together we will live this moment in time, so when we move on, this moment will not be forgotten. Our windows allow the light to come in, when it does, let it shine……………….
“If what you desire
is to be inspired and feel joy
but the opposite keeps showing up,
Rather than cursing fate
you can view yourself
as simply being
out of creative
quote- Dr.Wayne W. Dyer
top picture – St.Curvy’s Abandoned church in HDR Michigan, by tony lafferty01, flickr
pictures of windows found on Pinterest