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Monday, September 18, 2006

Walking Through - from my DailyOM

When Doors Open

When a door opens, walk through it. Trust that the door has opened for a reason and you have been guided to it. Sometimes we have a tendency to overanalyze or agonize over the decision, but it is quicker to simply go through the door and discover what's there as that's the only way to know. Even if it doesn't seem right at first, opening this door may lead to another door that will take us where we need to go.

Doors open when the time is right for us to enter a new space, metaphorically speaking, and we can have faith that walking through is the right thing to do. Sometimes we linger in the threshold because we are afraid of leaving our old life for a life we know nothing about. We may have voices inside of our heads that try to hold us back or people in our lives saying discouraging things. These voices, internal and external, are known as threshold spirits, and they express all the fears and doubts that arise at the beginning of a new life. Nevertheless, none of these voices can hold us back, and they will fall silent as soon as we cross the threshold.

There are many doors that open in the course of our lives, leading us into new relationships, jobs, friendships, and creative inspirations. Our lives up to this point are the result of all the doors we have walked through, and our continued growth depends on our willingness to keep moving into new spaces. Every time we walk through an open door, we create a sense memory that encourages us to move into the new fearlessly. When we enter the new space, we almost always feel a thrill and a new feeling of confidence, in ourselves and in the universe. We have stepped across the threshold into a new life.

Yes, I have had some thresholds I gladly, and sometimes madly, stepped over. Sometimes to find they didn't hold the promise I thought they would. But I do believe that each led to another, then another. And that all my thresholds have a purpose in my life. Even if I didn't recognise that purpose at the time.

I am still on my journey of where I need to go and where I am meant to be.


Steve said...

very good... :)

Fiona said...

This can relate to your 'blessing' post Steve....in the thresholds and stepping over them.

Sunny Delight said...

Sometimes I think the klutz in me needs to come to fore and then I can trip over the threshold, instead of standing there full of indecision.

thanks for postng this it has made me think in a way I haven't for quite a while.

Fiona said...

Sunny I've stumbled over a few, leapt with joy over others, and some I have floated over so full of certainty. I'm still waiting for the next threhold in my life *S*

Steve said...

Yes, it can...
the "open" doors that we find,,,
in order to bless one another.

freebird said...

I wish I'd had the courage to walk through a few more doors in my life. I'm going to keep this, if you don't mind, and try to learn from it.

Fiona said...

Freebird...perhaps the right threshold is still out there and you are waiting for it...each one takes us somewhere and maybe your 'somewhere' hasn't presented itself yet hon. This could be exactly where you are meant to be, in order to be there for the right threshold when it comes along.



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