And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. Mark 3:25

Where in your life do you find yourself divided? What are you straddling and not fully committing to? A martial arts student approached his teacher with a question. “I’d like to improve my knowledge of the martial arts. In addition to learning from you, I’d like to study with another teacher in order to learn another style. What do you think of this idea?” “The hunter who chases two rabbits,” answered the master, “catches neither one.”

There are all sorts of clichés written about the lack of commitment: Either get on the boat or stay on the dock; you’ll fall in the water if you keep straddling the decision. You have to go deep if you want to find the gems in life. You can’t run around digging a dozen shallow holes if you want a deep well to bring forth the spring water. Fish or cut bait.

Spiritual Contemplation: Where and how are you splitting your energies in life? What’s keeping you from being able to commit and go deeper in the experience?

Affirmation: I focus with ease and go deep into all my experience!