Patti presents two ideas that are really making me think. The first is, “Life is yearning meeting obstacle.” What do I truly yearn for? How does that yearning manifest itself in my life, my work, my actions, my attitude? We’re familar with setting goals, doing what we’re taught is right, fulfilling obligations; but how often do we truly contemplate what we yearn for our lives to reflect and represent? If we don’t identify that yearning, do we miss the whole point of our lives? Is that particular yearning the reason why we’re here and why we’ve been given the specific gifts that God endowed us with? How would we overcome obstacles better or differently if we knew what we were yearning for? “…when we live our story we also need to make sure that something is at stake, something with inner magnitude.”
The second idea that intrigued me was “Uncover Your Own Pentimento.” A pentimento is “an underlying image in a painting, as an earlier painting, part of a painting or original draft that is revealed usually when the top layer of paint becomes transparent with age.” When all becomes transparent in my life, what will be evident? As I add new layers to my life, are they wise and do they support the beauty and relevance of the total picture?
What a lovely, thought-provoking ending…or beginning.
What’s next?…the exploring continues. I want to do an e-course. Here are the two I’m considering:
What do you think? Which one should I take?