Tuesday, July 19, 2016

366 Project - Day 201 - "Open and _____."


July 19, 2016 - "Open and _____."

It's amazing to me that so many people choose to remain ignorant of the fact that our attitude towards things affects every aspect of our experience as we journey through the wonderful gift that is "life".

People often use the "Is the glass half empty? Or is it half-full?" analogy to try to get people to understand that it's really about how they choose to perceive it.

To me, life is more like this bottle. Yes, along the lines of the glass we can view the bottle as being "Open and Empty"... or we can view it as "Open and ready to be filled". That's just part of it though. We also have the free will to choose how "open" the bottle is at any given moment - and what it is, exactly, that our bottle contains.

Some of us keep that little lid on so tight that we're not open to the possibility of anything we don't already approve of entering our lives.

Some of us keep the lid completely open at all times, and deal with whatever life throws our way.

Others fall somewhere in between. They try to keep the lid closed enough so that what they already "know" and are already "comfortable with" doesn't escape... but from time to time they'll allow little bits of life to either drip out of the bottle or seep in to the mix.

"Open" or "Closed"... "Empty" or "Full"... it doesn't matter. Ultimately the bottle is still made of glass... and so the container that we think makes us who we are is more fragile than we're willing to admit.

But enough of that! When life gives you lemons, make Limoncello! That's what THIS particular bottle is meant for, anyway!

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