Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bigger Bags Full of Life’s Abundance

The abundant life. What is it really about? Is this just a cruel joke or some snake-oil remedy or is it something worthy of reasoned thought? You might very well ask.

First of all it’s a concept. It’s a dream. It is the birth of possibility. Perhaps it’s a world beyond what we’ve ever known it to be. It’s hence a miracle—something hardly believable—yet true it is in its eternal availability.

Whatever we don’t see, it is. See how it’s now challenging us to really see?

WHATEVER WE DON’T SEE – IT IS...

This ‘full’ life, one that’s paradoxically empty of the negative pressure that gets us down, is opened to us in a truth that’s forever beyond the sight of our default realism...

When we can go beyond what our eyes see, venturing into the realms of theoretical panorama, it always changes things that instant. We change who we are, stepping into another life, even for a moment. We gain a shimmering glimpse here of the grace that is forever real and still only barely occasionally known.

IT CHANGES THINGS THAT INSTANT...

Dreaming as we do—tempting the nay-sayers to trounce us—we gain that moment what was forever before beyond us.

And only now, this moment, are we living it.

Dream. Delay. De-liberate. Disbelieve the eyes right now for the broader thing typically and more easily rejected. SNAP: The mind is opened!

Turn your world upside down, even for a minute or a day.

AND ONLY NOW ARE WE LIVING IT...

Bigger bags of corpulent living are stayed right now in the decision to dream more with an open mind, not for comparison and worldliness, but for the things forever beyond us.

That’s where life is best—where it’s never been real but it’s still plump with possibility.

And that’s the wonder-fuelled hope—the bigger bag full of the abundant life. We’re always striving for it and never quite reaching it; this keeps us in the hunt.

© 2010 S. J. Wickham.

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