Monday, February 28, 2011

Walking Away Without Leaving

There are times when we can feel overwhelmed, when everything seems hopeless. When this happens sometimes the best thing to do is to walk away.

Yep, that is right. I said to walk away. So, since we are walking away let me tell you a quick story.

A man was walking, much like we are at the moment, when he came to a patch of uneven ground. Little furrows disturbed the hard ground. He cursed every time he stumbled on the rough terrain. He was in a hurry. There were people he had to see and things he had to get done. Even worse, now he was lost.

To his left he saw a range of low mountains and thought maybe he could find the trail he had been following if he just got a little altitude.

Finally the ground began to smooth out and slope up as he neared a low mountain range. He smiled and picked up his pace. As he neared the top of a low hill he began to whistle. He turned then to look back at the rough valley he had spent the last few hours walking across. From where he stood he could see the furrows in the valley whirled and tumbled, cartwheeled and cascaded to form a picture of scowling bear.

So yes walk away but only far enough to get a new perspective on the situation. Who knows what you will find.


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