Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Never Trust a Puddle

It could be much deeper than you think. Just as you realize how late you are running on a rainy day, and you step on the gas, you inevitably hit a puddle that is so deep it almost swallows your vehicle. Slow down! The reason water gathers is because it is a low spot. And that spot, at least in our fair city, usually means a crater sized pot hole!

People are also often much deeper than they appear to be at first. Given the opportunity to dip one's toes into their pond, so to speak, one discovers a depth and richness to their characters that they often do not find any other time. People are very busy hiding themselves from others, whether it be at work, at home or at play. So take the time to ask and to ponder.

Blessed Be

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Penny said...

Hiding self from others seems to be a recurring theme in your blog. How can we learn to be our authentic self? Are we afraid to wade into the journey or perhaps we don't realize who we really are.

Trent Deerhorn said...

Perhaps it is something that I have struggled with personally, and this is why I notice it so much in society. I think as we build our self-confidence and self-love and self-respect, we no longer worry about what others think of us and simply stay authentic to who we are.

Gail said...

Bottom line - Your choice: Are you willing to remain a captive behind the walls you created to be "safe"?

What will you give up in order to heal, to stand in the sunshine on the outside of your self-imposed hiding place, free of whatever fear it was that drove you in there in the first place?

What are you willing to do to get where you want to be?

Are you up for the challenge?

Anonymous said...

"People are very busy hiding themselves from others.."

Just yesterday I was having this very conversation with a friend!