Lying on the floor in our bedroom certainly provides an interesting perspective.
It doesn’t matter why I was on the floor but I hadn’t fallen and couldn’t get up. Neither was I looking for anything. I put myself there on purpose. That is a story for another time.
From my vantage point I noticed there was a compilation of dust under the bed as well as under the armoire. And under the dresser. Note to self: when you get up off the floor you need to dust.
I would not have seen the mess if had I not been on the floor.
The experience caused me to wonder about my spiritual perspective. What am I missing because I am not in the posture to see it?
Living relatively close to the mountains has been a dream come true. The mountains, especially the Rockies, never, ever disappoint. I love the view from the top when you can look down and see the lay of the land. How the rivers and streams streak through the landscape, the roads, and the towns. It is a view like no other.
In my spiritual life I like mountain top experiences.
However, with mountains and mountain ranges there are valleys. The valleys are OK but I never want to stay there. I want to climb and get to the top. In the valley sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees so to speak. My view is limited, and it is a grind.
However, the valley is where I have probably spent most of my spiritual experience. Because the valley is where we grow. Its where we have to work out our faith.
The mountain top is the reward of the valley.
Deal With It
Like me maybe you find yourself in a valley or on the floor. Sometimes you’ve got to deal with the things you have to deal with so deal with it and get on with life.
Can you guess the first thing I did when I got up off the floor?
I made myself a cup of coffee.
And then I dealt with the dust bunnies.
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