Saturday, January 3, 2009

My cup runneth over

My cup runneth over is a great phrase, because it has dual meanings; both about abundance.

My cup runneth over: YAY, me! Everything is going my way!


My cup runneth over: Enough, already. It's all too much.

Whatever cup you're holding today, when it's runnething over, it's a good time to take a pause . . . either to have a moment of gratitude for all that abundance


to go to that place of stillness where you can take time to empty some of it out to make room for something different. What do you want to keep? What do you want to let go of? What are you grateful for in this moment?

Never mind if your cup is half-full or half-empty. What are you putting into your cup? You get to choose. Perhaps you're holding more than one cup. Is it yours to hold? In every moment we get to decide:
*how many cups we hold
*what kind they are
*how we will fill them and--with what.

Today my cup is a chalice filled with gratitude for all of it: the good & the bad-- because what I might judge as "bad" today, could be the best thing that ever happened to me 10 years from now. Jerry Stocking says that when you resist the bad, you deny 50% of life. Pushing it away only prolongs it.

My cup runneth over. THANK YOU.

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