Learning how to soar above the problems that beset my life and the lives of others require some effort. I want to take the steps I need in order to keep things in perspective. Sometimes this will mean I have to fly above the problems. Like a bird that can move to pinnacles above the dusty streets, I want to learn to fly above the concerns to places where I can give myself the space to let the answers come.
Helping those I care for to soar above the difficulties they are encountering is not an easy task. First, I have to care about them and get to know them. Finding the way to assist them to take flight above their anxieties can be tricky. I know I have to be realistic yet, as their care provider, I also know sometimes I’ll have to help them find some peace and interior calm that can only be found above the health issue.
Gliding through the heights like an airplane, I can get above the clouds for a while. It’s beautiful to see the sun when things are dark and cloudy below. Soaring above the clouds is temporary but sometimes it provides just enough time to get my bearings again. It’s good to get a reprieve from the intensity of life every now and then for my patients and for me personally.
Heights of the Heavens, help me to soar toward your light. Lift those I care for and myself above the darkness that can fill the stories of life. Show me the lofty mountains where I can hover in peace and find the strength to continue healing the world. AMEN.
ACTION: How do you soar above daily challenges and keep your perspective on things? Where do you find hope? Take flight sometime during this week. Plan an escape!