Monday, 14 March 2011

TRAPPED IN THE WINDOW PANE

IT'S A SUNNY SATURDAY MORNING.ALMOST CLOSE TO NOON AND RIGHT IN MY VERY ROOM I GET TO LEARN SOME BIT OF LESSONS.

AS I WRITE,I LOOK DIRECTLY TO A BEAUTIFUL BEE  THAT SOMEWAY GOT HIM OR HERSELF TRAPPED IN MY WINDOW PANE.IT KIND OF GIVES ME PLEASURE TO EVEN CONSIDER THE GENDER OF THE BEE.IT BRINGS SOME GRIN TO MY TENDER LIPS...

MY BEE BUDDY SOMEHOW SEEMS TO BE TIRING HERSELF (AS I CONSIDER IT) FROM THE EFFORT AT TRYING TO LET HERSELF OUT;BUT WHAT SHE DOESN'T GET INTO HER SMALL BUSY BRAIN IS THE FACT THAT SHE IS BEATING AGAINST A GLASS AND MUCH AS SHE  SHE SEEMS TO SEE OUTSIDE  AND THE BEAUTIFUL NATURAL SCENERY,SHE REALLY CANNOT GET OUT.

AS I KEEP LOOKING,AM WONDERING...WHY CAN'T SHE SEE THAT THERE IS A BLOCKADE  BETWEEN HERSELF AND WHAT SHE SEES?WHY CAN'T SHE JUST GET IT THAT SHE'S WASTING A LOT OF EFFORT AGAINST SOMETHING THAT ISN'T BUDGING AT ALL?

AFTER A WHILE,IT REALLY GETS TO ME HOW MUCH WE CAN BE  SO SIMILAR TO  THIS BEE....MY BEE BUDDY THAT JUST DOES NOT UNDERSTAND WHEN TO TRY ANOTHER OPTION.
...IT HAPPENS IN REAL LIFE SITUATION;IN LOVE RELATIONS;IN BUSINESS SITUATIONS ;THAT WHILE WE KEEP TURNING  THE KNOB OF A CLOSED DOOR,WE COULD CHECK OUT OTHER OPTIONS OF EXIT OR ENTRANCE WHATEVER THE CASE MAYBE.HOW MUCH FAMILIAR WE CAN GET BANGING AT AN EMPTY LOCKED AND BOLTED DOOR FROM BEHIND.

LO AND BEHOLD,SHE DID NOT REALIZE THAT SHE IS THE ONE GIVING HERSELF THE ILLUSION OF BEING TRAPPED BEHIND THE WINDOW PANE BECAUSE EVEN I ,EVEN I, COULD SEE THAT INCHES FROM HER STRUGGLES LIES THE OTHER HALF OF THE CLOSED WINDOW.WIDE OPEN WITH THE STREAMING BRIGHTNESS OF THE WARM SUNLIGHT AMIDST THE COOL BREEZE OF THE NORTHERN  HARMATTAN WEATHER.

JUST WATCHING HER EMPTY STRUGGLES AND THE QUIET TIRED RESTS SHE TAKES IN-BETWEEN EACH EXHAUSTIVE EFFORT MADE ME GASP "WOW" IN SUCH AN EXASPERATED AUDIBLE VOLUME THAT JOLTED ME TO THE REALISATION OF HOW INTENSELY INVOLVED  I HAD GOTTEN IN MY MIND,PUTTING MYSELF BESIDE HER AND WISHING I COULD TEACH HER TO MOVE THE OTHER WAY.

IN A MOMENT,SHE CAME REAL CLOSE TO THE OUTLET.SEPARATED FROM THE GREAT OUTSIDE   BY JUST AN INCH.AND JUST WHEN I THOUGHT SHE WOULD BE OUT THIS TIME,SHE GETS RIGHT ON TO THE OTHER SIDE WHERE SHE COULD NEVER GET OUT...WHAT A SHAME!

AND THEN, I THINK:HOW MANY TIMES  HAVE I ACTED JUST LIKE  MY BEE BUDDY?..BEING ADAMANT AT BEING SILLY,EVEN STUPID IN MY LIFE'S QUEST?...HOW MANY TIMES DID I CHOOSE NOT TO SEE THE CLEAR PICTURE THAT BEHIND ONE ROUTE OF IMPOSSIBILITY,A POSSIBILITY LIES SOMEWHERE THAT I HAD CHOSEN NOT TO SEE BECAUSE I WAS BLIND BY THE CIRCUMSTANCES?HOW MANY TIMES DID I FORGO THE FACT THAT"I CAN GO THROUGH IT WITHOUT LETTING IT GET THROUGH ME" AS T.D JAKES RIGHTLY SAID?

YES, SOMETIMES AS HUMANS WE CAN GET TRAPPED IN THE WINDOW PANE OF OUR LIFES WITHOUT KNOWING WE WERE THE MICHEAL ANGELO OF OUR REALITY...THAT IT IS IN REAL SENSE A DELUSION THAT WE CREATED FOR OURSELVES AND THAT THE FREE WORLD IS BARELY INCHES  AWAY FROM OUR TIRED EFFORTS.

IT DID MAKE ME LOOK FORTH INTO THE CLEAR BLUE SKY AND THE LIMITLESS HORIZON BEYOND.A HORIZON THAT WE CAN ENJOY WHEN WE RIP OURSELVES  OF THE CAGEY MENTALITY OF SMALL ENTRAPMENT AND LEAP INTO THE SWEETNESS THAT THE UNIVERSE ACCORDS;TO SEE THE FULL PICTURE.

AND AS SOON AS THIS THOUGHT BROUGHT ME ANOTHER SMILE I LOOKED JUST IN TIME  TO SEE MY BEE BUDDY FINALLY DISCOVER ,INCHES AWAY THE  WAY TO FREEDOM.

...YES!,I SHOUTED.

FINALLY FREE,SHE FLEW WITH SPEED AND A NEW LIFE INTO THE SILENT COOL AFTERNOON BREEZE.
 
...WHILE I KEPT MEDITATING ON THE LESSONS FROM MY BEE BUDDY'S EXPERIENCE I KNEW I COULD BE FREE ANYTIME IN LIFE ,REGARDLESS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES IF I COULD OPEN MY EYES WELL ENOUGH TO TAKE IN THE BIG PICTURE.I REALIZE THAT IT IS WITHIN ME TO DISCOVER THE OUTLET ALREADY WAITING FOR MY EXIT AND A BRAND NEW ENTRANCE.BUT MORE THAN ANYTHING,NOT GIVING UP AND PERSEVERING COULD BE THE KEY.YES IT COULD BE THE WRONG  DOOR BUT  JUST DON'T SIT THERE DOING NOTHING AND IF YOU DO SOMETHING,DON'T STOP THINKING AND CHECKING OUT IF WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS THE RIGHT STUFF.


YOU AND I MAY NOT BE A BEE BUT  NOT ACTING OUT MY BEE BUDDY'S PLACE SHOULD BE THE "HOME RUN" AS LONG AS WE USE OUR INITIATIVE, STOP ASKING: 'WHY ISN'T THIS WORKING?' AND START ASKING 'WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?'.

                      ...IT'S A WORLD OF LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES...I KNOW I CAN
                                                        CREATE MY REALITY.

                                                            AND SO CAN
                                                                      YOU!



AFTERS:Gush! i really believed and thought today is a Saturday until i got a call a few minutes back from a friend who told me  today isn't Saturday but Friday.Wow...just traded place with my bee buddy.

DAMN! Laugh out loud.