Sunday, March 8, 2009

Falling Out of the Box

In times of difficulty, new ways of thinking are needed,
ways that fall outside of the 'box'.

Inside the box are all the familiar patterns and pathways
that mind and emotions have taken.
Outside of the box are new possibilities
for thinking something different,
for feeling something different.

To fall out of the box, one must have the courage
to exercise freedom of choice - the freedom that comes
from letting go of the familiar emotions.

To fall out of the box, one must imagine something
that has not yet become possible,
one must hope for something that has not yet appeared.

Inside the box fear may prevail,
the familiar companion of uncertainty.
Yet uncertainty need not lead to fear.
It can lead to the Unknown in which God resides
and in which new potentials for expression
can come into being.

Fall out of the box,
Let something new come to be.
Let a new thought replace the old and a new heart
beat to the rhythm of Divine certainty
instead of one's own.


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