For some reason I found old notes from one of my many past life crossroads. It was 1997, and I had decided not to follow my employer to their new home in Baltimore. My decision must have seemed foolish to some. There I was the sole breadwinner with a college age daughter--no job, no prospects and saying “no” to a great VP position and wonderful opportunity in Baltimore.
Yesterday I ran into my reflections at this time of uncertainty. I wrote:
“I envision my life as that of a tree. I am who I am because of my roots are planted in life-giving earth. My roots…are made up of genes, family, friends, experience and faith. These tangible and intangible elements are often hidden from the naked eye but are the bedrock, the foundation on which to grow. I will nurture the roots that are life giving. Nurturing them within myself helps me understand and accept myself and others with more compassion… It creates a world in balance even in the midst of uncertainty.”
Hope this note finds you centered and well rooted.