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Eyes Wide Open March 15, 2010

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I love Lent.  Forty days before Easter, a chance to create reflection time in my life.  An opportunity to look at my heart.  To observe, listen, watch.

I have chosen one word to represent my Lenten journey this season…AWARENESS.  And oh, the doors that are opening and revealing such bright light.

A friend gave me a book with that very title, Awareness, and I’m only in the beginning but the word struck such a cord with me, I wanted to sit with it.

Ever since I chose that word as my focus, my reminder, my prayer I’ve had conflict arise in my life.  Inside and out.  Conflict that has opened my eyes in a way I didn’t know I could see.  There have been harsh words spoken, misunderstandings, hurt feelings and the surprise in it all was who I had to forgive.  Myself.  It is life giving to look at yourself in a new light and say – I’m not perfect, I’m not always right, I have the power to hurt others, I matter.  So instead of hanging my head low, I raise it up high.  Learning from it all.

I don’t want to walk blindly through my days, instead I wish to be aware, alive, even if that brings pain and sadness.  Because out of that pain and sadness new life is born.  Seeds blossom.

by J.G. McGlothern


5 Responses to “Eyes Wide Open”

  1. Jenny Gray Says:

    Beautiful message, Jenny! Thank you.

  2. Jenny Gray Says:

    Oh, and I LOVE the new blog design 🙂

  3. Linda Filley Bentler Says:

    It takes courage to face our own mistakes. To be open and aware enough to see something new about ourselves, something that will help us grow.

    You are a beautiful person with a big heart. Whatever happened, know that you are admired and treasured by many….

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