You know that 'inbetween time' when you are neither completely awake or completely asleep? Those inbetween times are when the best stuff happens! This morning, as I was in that 'place' I had a thought. First, imagine with me (okay, so it Does look like I'm going to have to talk about that word, 'imagine'--so later, 'k?)--imagine with me a picture on the right of a big white chicken. On the left, another picture of eggs for breakfast...doesn't matter if they're scrambled, poached or made into an omelette. *grin* Now tell me...what do these two things have in common?
They came from the same source--an uncracked egg. One grew to become a chicken that would possibly create more eggs every day--or even become dinner instead of breakfast on your plate. The other, well, that goes without saying. For one it was a lifetime commitment, to the other, a life commitment, I guess you could say. They both gave their lifeforce in service, one way or the other.
But that makes me think...and no, that's not the only thing that can make me think!--how am I--or You and I, for that matter--living our lives? Are we settling for quick and 'over easy' or are we in it for the long haul? And no, I don't mean sitting around 'waiting for the chickens to come home to roost." *grin* I'm hoping we are doing good and don't need to have that happen! Are we willing to give of our life force/energy on a daily basis, bringing forth new life in one form or another?
I know this analogy breaks down along the way, but it did make me think, nonetheless. We all come from the same Source, just like breakfast and the chicken. What we do with our lives reveals a great deal about us. One is not necessarily better than the other in the egg and chicken 'debate', I know, though allowed to 'grow', the original 'egg' becomes something much larger with the capacity to nourish more than one soul at a time. I see that happening in my own life by being part of GP. I am grateful for the opportunity and hope I bring forth life. It is, after all, the meaning of my middle name, so I better, huh? *wink*
Okay, one last little tidbit on the word 'imagine'. Imagine comes from the same word as 'image'. Kind of a no-brainer, that, huh? But what we do when we imagine is Create an Image in our mind, right? But what I also find fascinating about image and imagine is the Latin word they both come from 'imago' which is related to the Latin 'imitari' from which we get 'imitate'. This really could become its own blog, so I guess I'll leave you with that and tomorrow, maybe, unless I come to that inbetween time with a new insight, I will share more on these words and their relationship to us, who we are, and what we do.