Of Chambers as the Cedars —
Impregnable of Eye —
And for an Everlasting Roof
The Gambrels of the Sky —
Of Visitors — the fairest —
For Occupation — This —
The spreading wide of narrow Hands
To gather Paradise —
Perched on my desk are these words on a plaque ” dwell in possibility” Emily Dickinson, i chose this particular plaque at the start of 2011 because the words are simple but the notion poignant.
If we were to study all the those who have invented, created, or innovated both past and present, you’d discover that their discovery occured per chance, not via devotion to money or wealth nor the desire to become famous.
Though the word “possibility” is subjective and conditional to one’s phrame of mind, one thing holds true it offers hope. Unexercised hope has no intrinsic value which is why we are encouraged to exercise our hope so it becomes faith that can move us to action that will yield phenomenal results.
Every day i take the train , I watch hordes of people going through the turnstill, the elevators, the staircases, all in a bid to get to work , school or an appointment on time. The possibility on their mind is, if i work 37.5 hrs or more i’ll have a paycheck in 2 weeks.
Others contemplate the Possibility of Wealth : bigger house, a yatch, a luxury car, a vacation home, a vacation to an exotic location. The possibility on their mind is once i acquire these things i and/or my family will be OK/happy.
Some consider the Possibility of Eelationships : finding their soulmate, they try speed-dating, online dating, networking, matchmaking. The possibility on their mind is perhaps i’ll meet prince charming or princess fiona , have a loving relationship, have kids and leave happily ever after.
So, in between my tasks and conversations when i glance at my plaque, I smile because yup it took only a decade and some for me to realize that where man-made possibilites are finite , God’s possibilies are infinite.