Open Your Eyes
This morning, as always, I got up early. I went to the bathroom for my normal routine and then got back in bed for an hour of deliberate relaxation. By then it was already 4:00 but I still had time to read, learn or do nothing. I decided to watch the end of the martial arts classic that I had gone to sleep on the night before.
The movie was a remake of a Bruce Lee remake, starring Jet Li. I turned on my pad and positioned it just right. Suddenly, it dawned on me that I was hearing the movie, but I could not see the action. (Fortunately the movie had been dubbed in English, or I would not have been able to understand what I could not see.)
As soon as I reached up to adjust my screen, I became aware of the fact that I had been sleeping.
I couldn’t see the action, because my eyes were closed.
My mind raced to a conversation I’d had with my daughter the day before. She said that she didn’t pray as much as she did when she was younger because her prayers weren’t being answered.
She had begun to doubt the existence of something because she could not see the thing she wanted and needed to see.
“Some things take time”, I had told her, “and sometimes the answer may be no.”
This morning, in my haze, I saw another answer; that some things require that we open our eyes and see.
Be you, be open and see.
Bertice Berry, PhD