Sometimes We Stare At A Closed Door, Don't See The Open One

09/24/2012 19:57
“Sometimes We Stare So Long At A Door That Is Closing That We See Too Late The One That Is Open.” Alexander Graham Bell
 
There is a door that will always be open to us, so we do not dwell on the door that closes. The one door that perpetually opens to us is in the presence of the divinity that lives within. That divine presence is an open door. Doors that shut are not of the divine and should not be dwelt on.
 
The door leading to the divinity in us shuts only because of our inner hardness. However, the soft, moist, tenderness in us provides an open door to the divine presence. We can see that door because we recognize the qualities of goodwill, kindness, meekness, and gentleness. We experience patience and self-control that open to joy and goodness within. The opening door we need to see enters the area of peace, love, faith, and perseverance.
HEALTH
Sometimes we stare so long at the door closed to healthy living. We see too late the open door of our good health through the inner divinity.
 
When the door closes to a healthy lifestyle, we become entrapped into a destructive repetition. Who would want to be locked inside a room where your health was purposely being torn down? A locked room filled with smoke that alters your frame of mind, and polluted your inner organs. In addition, a closed room where your only choice of beverage was intoxicating liquids creating addictions. There would be no way out unless you could see an opening in the door, an escape into a place of healthy living. That open door is where we discover self-control, love for our body, and goodwill to our health.
 
The door that opens to the divinity in us provides us with welfare for our body. That health is found within the moist tenderness of our inner being.
SECURITY
Sometimes we stare so long at the door closed to our safety and security. We see too late the open door of our peace and comfort from that inner divinity.
 
When doors close to a safe environment to establish our security we begin to feel terrorized. Who would want to be held in a locked room where you felt threatened, fearful, and in a panic? We need to be able to see our way out into a place of safety and security. We need to see the door that opens to a place of peace, love, faith, comfort, and joy. In the presence of those qualities, we feel safe and secure. The moist, tender, and soft qualities in us provide one another that safety, and is the door where the divinity is found in us.
 
The door that opens to the divinity in us provides us with a sense of safety and security through the spirit of peace. That peace is found within the moist tenderness of our inner being.
BELONGING
Sometimes we stare so long at the door closed to our acceptance. We see too late the open door of our belonging to that inner divinity.
 
When doors close and we are not accepted by others, we feel as though we do not belong in society. Who would want to be locked in a room, alone and isolated from others, with no communication, contact, or social interaction? That is a cruel and hateful thing to isolate others from companionship, affection, and loving integration. When we feel alone and isolated we need to see an open door where there is goodwill for us, kindness given, and love felt from one another. We need to see the divinity in us where our inner being opens to feel the love, kindness, and goodwill of that divine presence.
 
The door that opens to the divinity in us provides us love and acceptance. That love is found within the moist tenderness of our inner being.
SELF-WORTH
Sometimes we stare so long at the door closed to our self-worth. We see too late the open door of our worth to that inner divinity.
 
When the doors close to receiving esteem from others, we lose our sense of value to others. We would feel worthless, with low self-esteem, as if we are a burden to those around us. Who would want to be locked in a room where we were subject to insults, painful rumors, intolerance to us, abuses, and ridicules? We would need to find a way out, to seek a remedy for the unbearable "hazing." We need to see the door that opens to the divinity that lives within. That divine presence fills our inner esteem with a sense of love, joy, comfort, and peace. Because we remain open to the soft qualities in us, we feel a renewal of self-worth, inward value, and esteem.
 
The door that opens to the divinity in us provides us with a sense of divine value for our self-worth. That inner esteem is found within the moist tenderness of our inner being.
SELF-EXPRESSION
Sometimes we stare so long at the door closed to our self-expression. We see too late the open door of our self-expression through that inner divinity.
 
When the doors close to the freedom in our self-expression we feel oppressed. We are not given the opportunity to communicate goodness in words or deeds. Who would want to be in a locked room where you were compelled to speak cruel and angry words? Or maybe to respond with behavior that is harsh, arrogant, and harassing? From our own words and deeds, we would become destructive to self and others, feeling remorse and depressed with no way out. We need to see the open door where there is pleasant, soothing, and peaceful communication in the words spoken and deeds performed. That door opens by the divine presence in us where the tender qualities of meekness, gentleness, peace, love, and kindness are seen.
 
The door that opens to the divinity in us provides us with self-expression through the spiritual fruit. That communication of word and deed is found within the moist tenderness of our inner being.
SUMMARY
Some people do not want us to see that open door of peace, love, faith, and perseverance. They want to keep us locked behind closed doors where anger and depression fill thoughts and emotions. They refuse to bring agreement because they want to keep the door shut to goodwill, kindness, and harmony. However, acceptance of an open door to the divinity in us is the only entrance into peace, love, faith, and social harmony.
 
Entering through the door to the divine presence is something we need to experience, and to see. We see that door when we recognize the soft, moist, tender qualities of our inner being. Those qualities are love, goodwill, kindness, peace, meekness, gentleness, faith, joy, goodness, perseverance, patience, and self-control.