The grass is always greener on the other side. Proverb

A young man once came across a mighty river as he journeyed home. Stunned at its expanse, he stood on its banks and looked across with focused contemplation as to how to cross it. For half of a day he wandered up and down the riverbank attempting to find a way across. Just as he was about to give up, he saw a wise-looking man sitting quietly on the other side. In haste, he shouted, “Oh wise one, can you tell me how to get to the other side of the river?” The wise one contemplated his knotted hands for a while before looking up and down the riverbank and responding. “My child, you are on the other side.”

Perspective is a powerful spiritual tool. What if you are already on the other side of your issue but you just don’t realize it? Are you one who paces the banks of consciousness ruminating endlessly on your perplexing issue until you’ve exhausted yourself, only to find that when you give up the battle of the anxiety, the concern has dissolved? What side of the matter do you want to be on—the one of struggle or the one of ease? The perspective is yours for the choosing.

Spiritual Contemplation: Are there any wide and expansive crossings you are looking at? What if you were on the other side already—what would that mean to your issue at hand?

Affirmation: I realize I am where I need to be!