Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Clean Slate



"You have to begin to tell the story of your life

 as you now want it to be 

and discontinue the tales of how it been

or how it is now"
                                                                      - Abraham Hicks


Someone posted this quote on Face Book the other day.  Of all the many little quotes that scroll endlessly past each day, this one stood out.  Isn't it funny how you can hear the same message in dozens of different forms but somehow it doesn't 'fizz' until the mind is open to receive it?  At least, this is the way it is with me.

This morning I woke up to an exquisitely beautiful feather down blanket of snow all around.  Even before the sun came up my dog and I were out frolicking like a pair of kids in fairy dust.  I'm sure it's now apparent that I don't get much snow where I live.

With the Abraham Hicks quote still simmering in the back of my mind  I gradually came to the realisation that this snow was a perfect metaphor for a clean slate.  Yesterday is buried and I can begin to tell my story as I now want it to be.  Everyday I have this choice, but so often I get entwined in yesterday's dramas that story of my 'life as I now want it to be' is left to default.  I can clearly see this is not how I want to continue operating my life.

But I have a choice.



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9 comments:

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow ~ Great photography ~ Winter Wonderland ~ MA gets more than their share of the Snow ~ glad you and your dog enjoyed it ~^_^

Sarah Huizenga said...

Excellent quote and very insightful words. I can tell that you aren't use to snow. The novelty for me wore off two weeks ago. I long for the blue skies and green grass that I see in many people's pictures, but I am happy for you :) Beautiful photos. Visiting from Walk and Click.

Lissa Forbes said...

I really love the Hicks quote ... oh so true, Barb! How sweet your description of "two kids playing in fairy dust." I bet you and your pup had a grand time. I just love your macro of the snow nestled in the grass/twigs. Where are you located? Thanks for sharing in Walk and Click Wednesdays! Do come again. ;->

Lmkazmierczak said...

Lovely blog with the pristine captures and insights♫ My CC: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/02/tic-tac-toe-skyscapes.html

bettyl said...

I do love to see photos of snow. It makes such a great subject! I bet those plants haven't see snow in a while!

Barbara Shallue said...

What a beautiful post. I love that quote! Thank you for this!

MyMaracas said...

I love the image of snow as fairy dust. I believe I will always think of that way now. And yes, it does feel like a clean slate, a fresh start.

Anonymous said...

beautifully said, my dear............you are a wordsmith.................and i love the pictures............snow, really? how wonderful................

Pauline said...

Barb, I can't get your link from Friday My Town Shoot Out to work, or find it on your other blog. Am I doing something wrong? By the way, this is a wonderful post, text and images work so well together. Glorious images!