Musing Monday: The House of Life

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.   – Alexander Graham Bell

A closed door is … a closed door. And it’s in the past. It doesn’t matter how hard we bang on that door as we cannot walk though it and relive the past. A new door opens in the present. Once we see it, we have a choice whether or not to walk through it.

Is there an open door in my House of Life I am not seeing? Something to ponder this week.

Have a wonderful week,  Tiny



33 thoughts on “Musing Monday: The House of Life”

    1. You are right Rebecca, the foot is often there trying to keep the closing door open….and that’s hard work, takes all your attention.

  1. It’s hard to embrace the present when both hands are clinging to the past. Rather than allowing past experiences to dictate our re-actions to new events, we begin to view life with alert curiosity.

    Like a water-wheel filling and emptying its buckets as it turns, we empty out who we were to become more fully who we are meant to be.

    No man steps into the same river twice ~ for it is not the same river and he is not the same man. ~ Heraclitus

    Enjoy whatever the universe tosses your way because when one door closes, another opens . . . sometimes into a room with a view furnished just for you.

    1. A room with a view, custom furnished just for us, would be the best “prize” for following the guidance we receive! Thanks for your beautiful contribution, Nancy!

    1. I think you’re right, Maurice. The tendency we humans have to continue staring at the closed door will prevent us from focusing on the road ahead. I remember you have written something similar applied to work life.

  2. I sometimes wonder how many open doors I have missed. I know I have walked through some wonderful ones though. Hugs sweet Tiny!

  3. Yes, there are lots of open doors everywhere that we don’t notice because we get so used to things staying the way they are. But that’s okay because when we are ready for it, there is always a door somewhere! 🙂

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