Sitting in a parking lot as Jude caught a much-needed catnap, I looked up and what I saw astounded me.
To my left, there was long series of stores and above them, on the second floor, a large beauty school.
I could catch glimpses of the movement of people in the building. They were working with mannequin heads of hair and moved about in black outfits from one room to the other.
As I sat there, girls started to emerge from the building. They were of varying ages, all dressed in black, and each one pulled behind them the exact same small black box.
As each one would reach their car they would fold up the handle of the black box, pick it up and put it into their vehicle.
Interesting, I thought. The little black box was their reality. As real as the sound of my baby sleeping behind me.
I pictured myself entering their world and reveled in the feeling of entering into someone else’s reality, but not being entrenched in it. Not being entangled in the emotions each of our realities create. I saw their reality waving at me from afar.
Their world at the moment was a world of hair and mine caring for a baby. The funny thing is both of our worlds are as real to us as the air we breathe, But, they will pass. Their schooling will end as will my time of caring for small children.
They are a piece of the puzzle of life, but not the whole puzzle.
The realization struck me again, my reality is as I make it. As broad as the experiences I have and the books I read. As fulfilling as the people I serve and the thoughts I think. I am my reality and it is me. May I never forget it. Though it feels as real as my skin, it is as moldable as clay. My reality waves at me – whatever I imagine it might be waving.
I never want to let my present circumstances rule my thoughts or who I am as a person. I create my reality by the thoughts I think and the words I speak.
The mind can make a heaven out of hell or a hell out of heaven. ~John Milton.
Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality. ~Brian Tracy
Question: What is creating your reality?