When you instantly think of the word, life, many things such as the game called Life, children’s faces or even a sunrise or sunset come to mind. When we ponder on the word, life, we then begin to view moments of interruptions, such as an unwanted pregnancy after calling the baby factor quits; perhaps the economic downfall gave way to this thing called fear and it has paralyzed the way you visualize success; or perhaps, a loved one has left your side…leaving you with grief and interrupted.
You know that feeling, don’t you? The disgust and overwhelming frustration that washes over you when you are derailed off of your chosen agenda. If you are like me, then you probably planned one thing for your lives, and yet your current situation looks nothing like what you had in mind. Someone tampered with our ambitions, goals, and dreams. You could say, the yellow-brick road of our lives veered off into some unexpected direction.
Who wouldn’t want to avoid this?
Yet a closer look reveals an issue of value. When we deem our current task as an essential priority, we’ll look with contempt on anything that threatens our time focused on it. Why? You see, we’ve given priority and credited value to the current task, person or goal. Meaning… we are sometimes too defined by the ink on paper and meaningful thoughts or the idea of a vision.
Interruptions only become positive when we consider the person or the circumstance interrupting to be more significant than that which currently occupies our attention. It is easy to say that life’s most Ultimate plans are our most essential endeavors. But it takes hard work to partner with your life and rework your view of You. Yet, to handle life’s interruptions appropriately, you need a fresh view of You.
Next week we will touch on a man whose life was interrupted but, his interrupted life became a significant life. You see, after his interruption, his story [like many prior to him] became a legacy for others, including the life of our CEO/Founder, Hardeep Melamed.
Concluding today’s message, in your journal or agenda, write the top three aspirations at this point in your life. It could be a goal you have for your children, your career, finances or something else. Then take time to ponder on whether you place more importance on them or on life’s purposes for you. Will you yield them to a Greater Power if that is requested of you?
Painting by Paul Chelko.