Showing Up For The Bigger Picture

It was always a difficult day for me, report card day. That was always the day I got serious about school, but at that point it was too late. Grades were in, and the long walk home from school was never quite long enough. I had to show up at some point and await the consequences of my doing just enough just to get by.

My disinterest in school really came down to me questioning the importance of school in the first place. I knew it was important, but was it really that important? What I lacked was the big picture where I could somehow discern the significance in the seemingly insignificant.

Sometimes life doesn’t provide us with the big picture. Sometimes, though, we simply don’t see it. Lacking a clear focus, the significant can easily become insignificant. Success rates usually plunge when one half of the mind is trying to solve a problem while the other half is questioning the importance of the problem in the first place.

So what do you do when there is no map, no compass, no landmark ahead in the distance?

You show up anyway.

Our very fluid world creates both opportunities and obstacles, often unexpectedly. Big pictures become suddenly distorted. But so much of life comes down to showing up and seeing the significance of what lies in front of you, even if you feel it isn’t.

The significance of life is in the moments which it is made of. Ours is a choice as to what we will do with them. We can focus on lack and lament what is wrong or missing. Or we can show up and embrace the opportunity of what is right in front of us, learn all this moment has to teach us, and trust this is part of a Bigger Picture revealing itself on it’s own divine time frame.

It’s your life. Which do you chose?

It’s a great day to be you!

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