Above the Canopy of Daily Life

In the day-to-day life of most of us, we find little that challenges us or calls us to more effort than we want to expend. We are content to settle. In fact, we find ourselves covered by the equivalence of a canopy of mundane daily issues with which we are familiar and therefore offer us feelings of security. We don’t resist that temptation to settle because it is the easy way out. In fact, we usually relish the opportunity to just coast along and not be challenged.

But, deep inside of us there is that builtin contest between wanting things to stay the same with little effort and the need to look for the challenges that help us overcome our sedentary mental state and embrace changes. It is this struggle between these two extremes that enables us to grow as human beings.

We need the occasional challenge to call us out of our quiet acceptance to get the blood flowing, to turn over new rocks and discover that which lies hidden beneath, to take that deep breath that exchanges the old stale ways for something new that invigorates.

We need to force our heads above the canopy of everyday life to discover the bright sunlight and the life bringing breeze that recharges our human batteries and gives us new purpose.

Who knows, we might discover our creator in a new way and enjoy how that brings us new life.

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