Danette May's Lotus Journal - April 2020

April 2020

‘Small Hinges Move Big Doors’


One of the most profound questions I often hear is also very simple: How?

How do I lead a healthier life? How do I live a more joyful life? How do I live a more meaningful life, a more impactful life? How do I make a difference? How do I move forward? How do I reinvent my reality? How do I live the life I want? The beautiful part of this question is that you are recognizing your soul’s need for a change. You’re answering a call your soul has sent you, a call that only you can do something about. You have the power to change your behaviors, your thoughts, and your reactions to influence the change your soul is craving. You cannot control so many things in this world, and you can’t focus on remedying these external pieces if you ever hope to grow. You are the writer, the painter, the creator of your destiny. You hold the brush, the pen, the clay. The world may throw dirt on your creation. It can stomp on the life you’ve created, smash it against the wall, and attempt to destroy the pen strokes, the vibrant colors, and the shapes of your life. But you decide how to pick up the pieces and put it back together again. You decide how to use that dirt. Only you can write the next chapter. It all starts with you and choosing a beginning.

I know practicing this is easier said than done — believe me.

One of my favorite phrases is “Small hinges open big doors,” and after the death of my son, Hap, I relied on those small, mighty hinges. There was nothing I wanted more than to stay in my bed. It was safe, it was warm, and it beckoned me back into my cloud of hurt and pain. It was my ship as I sailed through the storm, but I soon realized I was stuck. My house was a mess, my life was chaos, and my bed was no longer where I belonged. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ...


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