You Should Never Fear What Storms Arrive
From out of our library, I’ve chosen an interesting emblem from the 1600s. The emblem writer compared our journey through life as traveling over the sea. I’ve modernized some the words for clarity...
“To the sea, this world may be compared,
For every person, who lives a life,
Is a pilot to a physical vessel there,
Some of little size or else a bigger frame.
Some, have their boat of their own life to guide,
Some of whole families who depend on their barge.
Some people govern whole townships and we may call this a little barge,
While others, rule great provinces, and they we may call captains of large ships.
Each has a course assigned to them as they enter their journey over the sea, they have their card, compass and due tack available for their journey,
And when each figures the course that they are on based upon those experiences that confront them,
They will accomplish all they have to do.
But many people leave the Care of their own course,
To judge or follow others, in their ways,
And, when their follies make their fortunes worse,
They curse the Destiny, which they should praise,
For, waves, and winds, and that oft-changing weather,
Which many blame as the cause of their losses, though they observe it not, helps bring together,
A greater Wisdom to be learned through this change of course; new hopes may manifest,
So what appears to thwart one’s way, may soon depart and lead to a more enlightening pathway.”
Through our journey we have found each other in Facebook. I ask that the winds of your life steer you toward the highest and best that you can achieve.
To inspire and empower with love, in love and through love.