X Marks the Spot.

March 3, 2015

“No one longs for what he or she already has, and yet the accumulated insight of those wise about the spiritual life suggests that the reason so many of us cannot see the red X that marks the spot is because we are standing on it…. The only thing missing is our consent to be where we are.”

Barbara Brown Taylor

The starting line is here.


This moment.

 Whatever is to come next in our life begins right now.

And right now.

And right now.

It starts with our next step, our next breath, our next thought, our next word, our next choice, our next question, our next answer. Whatever we want our life to be lies squarely beneath our feet.  It isn’t out there.  It isn’t in the greener grass on the other side.  It isn’t in some far away land, a different home, a bigger paycheck or a new relationship, although our next step may eventually lead us there.  The only way to get from here, to there, is to begin with what we have right here, right now. The grist for our mill is growing in our own field.  Good food for thought is found on our own table. The light for our path is hiding beneath our own bushel. The love we seek resides within our own heart.


It is time to step up to our own starting line.

X marks the spot.

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