Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Leave It to Eleanor...

I read this quote this morning and it really struck me:

"Somewhere along the line of development we discover what we really are, and then we make our real decision for which we are responsible.
--Eleanor Roosevelt."

Sometimes I feel that I've spent much of my life searching for that something, trying to discover what I'm here to do, how I can best use what God's given me to do whatever it is that I need to do. But this quote reminds me that the decisions we make--and whether they are right or wrong for us--depend so much on our perspective, our understanding of ourselves, and our own growth. I've been growing into what I really am, like a tulip opening, and I think I expected to find it somewhere along the "road," outside myself, a moment of Aha! that just fit and explained everything. Instead, I am growing into more and more me, and finding God within and without and all around. The more I open, the more I'm aware of Love itself breathing life into the universe.

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