How about the “’round the world” part?— as in knowing that the world is indeed a round thing that we could set sail on and be assured that the currents would eventually carry us back home.
Not so very long ago that was a heretical concept—
one that belonged to the dreamers and the crazies.
Based on what could actually be seen with the naked eye, the horizon did indeed seem to bare out the “facts”. Obviously, the world was flat and obviously, the ocean did just flow out and drop off the planet into space…I can see the t-shirts of the day now…
“Down with round
Flat’s where it’s at!”
When it comes to making choices about our dreams, it’s good to consider flat thinking vs round thinking.
Making choices by what we can “see”, by what the consensus of the majority might be at the moment— as opposed to taking risks, sailing into the unknown without so much as a map looks like—well, it makes flat thinking look pretty attractive.Except for one small thing…
Flat world thinking = fear based thinking. Flat telling us to stay where we are “cause you never know where those waters are going to carry you”—perhaps off into the deep, never to be heard from again places.
Believing in the possibility of the round means stepping from firm land onto a vessel that shifts, tilts and is never completely still. Leaving the familiar for the unknown. It calls for faith in the unseen.
Setting sail, leaving port means choosing one over the other–exchanging flat thinking for round thinking. Predictability for promise. The measurable known for the immeasurable unknown.
Both of these beliefs (the flat and the round) were fiercely held by two groups of people not so many years ago. Both beliefs had radically different outcomes. Those who ventured forth found new lands of inspiration, room to grow, and an expanded universe.
Those who chose the flat opted for status quo, support of the powers that be and limited vision.
The world did not flatten because there were those who didn’t believe in it’s roundness.
It stayed, fully shaped, waiting…..
To be believed in and “seen” by those with vision, with hope, with faith.
Sometimes the world we are in at the moment seems flat, the roundness perhaps not visible from where we are standing. We must remember— there is always more to it than what the natural eye can see.
Once we start to question whether it’s really flat or just appearing flat we have already started to change our thinking.
“Forget the Flat
Get Down with the Round!”
“We reward those who draw maps, not those who follow them”
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24 DAYS AND COUNTING DOWN!!
This has truly been a remarkable adventure. Approaching 4,000 comments of gratefulness so far—the JOY of reading over them is so grounding—reminding me of the things that matter most in life—our love of family, each other, peace, creativity, the abundance of simple pleasures, good health and so much more.
Hard to believe but we are nearing the end of this chapter (6 more days left in November)!!
You have been so wonderful to show up everyday to share yourselves—I figure it’s high time to spill the beans on the last two days of giveaways. Each one of you that has shared will have your names in the hat for these giveaways—each daily comment is equal to one name in hat (so those of you who have commented every day will have your name in 30 times for the last drawing and 29 for the next to the last drawing…follow me??)
The Gratitude Giveaway for November 29 is a Kindle Reader.
The Gratitude Giveaway for November 30 is a $450 Gift Certificate
(To be used on either one of my original paintings or one of my 2014 workshops in Kentucky)
The Gratitude Giveaway for Everyone is a FREE digital download of my newest book containing all the paintings and my writings for the Gratitude Adventure.
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My 2013 Calendar
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