The 30,000 foot view is instructive.
Today I travel through Calgary for the 18th time in eleven months. Tomorrow will be number 19. I am confident I would not have believed this fact twelve months ago.
Years ago my trusted counselor noted, "Shelaine, at this stage of life, many women are spreading their wings to soar. Your wings have been clipped." The metaphor resonated.
The irony of my now extensive flight-life is not lost on me.
In the midst of difficult or confusing or painful seasons it is often a challenge to see beyond immediate circumstances. Sometimes doing the next thing feels like too much to ask.
When life is full and busy with rich, invigorating and exciting prospects we can become absorbed with our day to day and forget to look up. And, of course, most of life has elements of all of the above.
So what would life look like from 30,000 feet? In other words, is there a higher perspective on the particulars of today? And perhaps more importantly, how do things look with a step or two back? I find this discipline affords some objectivity, creates space for seeing more pieces of the puzzle, and, if nothing else, can be a mini vacation.
It's almost time to board again. May your view be unhindered by life's clouds today.
With love and gratitude,
In The Midst