An Epiphany

Cirque du Soleil

Sometimes we get stuck in patterns or reoccurring themes in our lives that require a shocking epiphany to give us the opportunity to see new possibilities and notice the obstacles that keep us from moving forward.

Kat Lahr, Anatomy of Illumination

As a child, Epiphany was when we took down the Christmas tree. My grandmother insisted the tree be put up on Christmas Eve and taken down during Epiphany. As I grew older, I learned the religious significance of the day. The tree, my grandmother believed, lit the way for the coming of the Magi bringing about a renewal of faith.

Today, I am thinking about another definition of epiphany. This is one of realization and discovery. We are never to old for self-realization. We continue to grow and expand as long as we live. There are always new possibilities, new horizons. We need to push down the barriers, jump the hurdles, move around the stumbling blocks that hold us back from continuing to enlarge our lives.

Sometimes, it seems it’s too much work. I’ve noticed one of my go to phrases to voice my frustration is,”This is exhausting.” It can be used to describe a situation or a person. Life can be exhausting. The thing is just as I am ready to give in someone does something or says something that gives me hope. Maybe, it’s not too late. Maybe, there is more.

I hope you find the grace and space to find the things that bring you happiness and fulfillment throughout your life.

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