Step Back

I have a front row seat for watching my life unfold! I can’t see what is coming next. Although there are clues, I am often surprised.  What I thought was a failure or disaster turns out to be a much better option. Something that seems insignificant turns out to have been a seed. It comes back later bearing the fruit of opportunity. The nearly forgotten thing can change the course of my life, or at least my perception of my life. 

Has the painting of my life already been completed?  Am I standing in the middle of a finished painting, only seeing the brushstrokes that are nearby?  If so, I can relax. That large black form isn’t scary. It is part of the composition. It means I can boldly follow the colors of my life. If I find myself in a shadow, I am safe. What I took for black may actually contain hues that give it richness.

If I come to the edge of the composition, I will finally be able to step back and see the whole work of art. 

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