Some days the gate is wide open. Some days the gate is closed but unsecured. Some days the gate is latched and dead-bolted. But no one ever said there was a fence. We may assume there is a fence, given the beliefs we hold, but in a world of infinite possibilities and abundance, a fence just doesn't really fit the picture.
As I stood and stared at this gate this weekend, I could not help but second guess a lot of beliefs. The most humorous was that even knowing there was no fence to this gate, I still seemed to stay on the inside. And when I did finally cross that imaginary line...it was simply to look at the gate from the other side.
My dog did the same. She ran the fence line though there was no fence. And when my mom walked outside that invisible line, my dog whined and barked like my mom was out of reach.
How often do we do this to ourselves in life? How often do we stare at the closed gate and forget that there is no fence? Or create our own imaginary fence and act like what we want is out of reach?
If you are laughing right now, good! There is no need to regret or chastise ourselves for the crazy things we have done. I think we need a little more time spent laughing at these ridiculous things, when we recognize them. I know I sure got a kick out of it when I realized I wasn't crossing the line, or watching my dog carry on like she was caged.
I'm grateful for humor. I'm grateful to laugh. I'm grateful for the beauty of this gate that has no fence. I'm grateful to realize that even when locked I can simply walk around it. I'm grateful for this earth with infinite possibilities. And I'm grateful to recognize that I am the one that creates the fences that hold me in, therefore I have the power to erase them.
What invisible fences are holding you in? What would it take to simply walk around them?
May today open our eyes to the ways we limit ourselves and give us the courage to release the limits that do not serve us. Have a beautiful day!