Lamp poles and Life’s Layers and Mental Maps

Lamp pole in Dublin

Good Day, God!

I love this photo. I love the swirls of the lamp post which seem to say Isn’t THIS FUN! A joyful lamp post? Well, I feel joyful looking at it. Then on the left are the unstructured leafings of the tree’s branches. Perhaps there is a structure there and it just looks random to me because I don’t understand. I am sure that happens a lot!

Another thing I like, God, is the letter in the sky behind the trunk of the pole. It is a reflection from the big letters on the front of the bus, reflected on my window as I take the photo through it. Layer upon layer — I like that.

Yesterday was a good day — after pondering the importance of actually responding to Your Nudges — I actually did that.  I had just finished depositing my check when I felt the nudge to call a friend and see if we could get together. There was a brief moment when I thought about all the things I planned to DO upon my return home. They tugged a bit.

But then I called — and amazingly my friend was free. Being RESPONSIVE feels so good, God, that I wonder why I don’t do it more often. Is it that I forget?Or is it that my Mental Map is inadequate?

I am hearing You say that it is OK that my mental map isn’t as good as it is going to get. Remapping is part of living. Just like making “mistakes” is part of living. Life is, in short, a lot of layers piled up and up. And I am trusting YOU, God that it is all right not to understand it all. I’m just to keep on sorting out, digesting and integrating my experiences as best I can.

That is a JOYFUL note on which to start my day! Thanks!

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Posted in complexity, JOY, layer upon layer, responding to "nudges", responding to God's Spirit

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