As The Staircase Winds…

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The steps of life do not simply go up or down. They are designed to go around, to reach the breadth of all we are and can be.

We often travel up and down the same staircase. Sometimes we fall before we reach the top. Other times we find we’re afraid of heights. And there are times we take one step at a time, stopping to enjoy the view both up and down.

It is in this curve between the top and bottom where we live. This is where ordinary dwells. In the minute detail of the ordinary, extraordinary exists.

No matter upon which stair you currently stand, inhale deeply and allow the breath of life encircle you.

Be thankful for the highs, for it is where we feel the most joy.

Be thankful for the lows, for it is where we learn to climb.

Be thankful for the stretch, for this is where we connect.

Dare to take the next step…dare to bloom every step of the way.

13 thoughts on “As The Staircase Winds…

  1. Suzi, love your analogy to life being like taking steps on a staircase because it’s so true…

    “The steps of life do not simply go up or down. They are designed to go around, to reach the breadth of all we are and can be.”

    As soon as I read that I got an image of a SPIRAL staircase.

    And you’re right, be thankful for the highs, the lows, and the stretch!

    Thank you for this reminder, my friend X

    P.S. I really like the photo you used for this post. And it’s so ironic because I just recently took a photograph of that exact same flower :)

  2. Very deep, Suzi. You’re so right — life *is* like a staircase, full of ups and downs (and sometimes, bends and turns). While we think of life as a progression — onward and upward — sometimes, it’s not that way at all. Like most analogies, I suppose, it’s the Journey, right?

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