Listening to the waves make their way onto the sand washing away anything in their path, and then retreat again, it’s easy to imagine the castles that are or were once built along the shore. Some take a great deal of time to build their sculpture-quality castle, securing a strong foundation and adding the finest of details. Others may build quickly crafted walls, with very little garnish. In either case, the waves will come and the castles will fall. Even when built far up on the shoreline, eventually the water prevails and the shore returns to its natural state.
Isn’t this true for us, too? Are we not the castles in the sand? We can craft or create whatever we wish in our lives. It may stand tall for many, many years. Or it may fall at the first hint of a rolling wave.
Consider this from the perspective of what you wish to create as your reality. Wayne Dyer says “What’s true in the morning, has become a lie in the afternoon.” What we feel is important today, this week, this year – at this exact moment – is always prone to change. Think back to a time in your life when you can from this vantage point confidently say “I’m not the same person I was then.” This is the transformation of life. We do not stay the same, nor are we meant to do so.
We are given the sands of the shore on which to sculpt the desires of our hearts. And we are also given the grace of the waves to wash away what no longer serves us. Still, it remains true at the end of the day – every grain of sand that once stood as our castle continues to be part of us and contribute to the whole of who we are. Although the castles may be washed away, the sand is still the sand and can be used to build yet again.
Now, take this concept and apply it to your life TODAY. Build the castle you desire….and allow the one that is crumbling to take its place back in the sands of time. Nothing is lost, for the potential of the builder is ever-present. You are the builder. You are the creator of your own destiny. Gather your tools and begin to create what you most desire. This is a new year, 2011 – embrace it and allow your truth to unfold.
And as you know, my friends…..the way to your desires and the truth of who you are….is through the whispers of your heart.