I believe in signs….They are always there before us, we just have to look around with respect & attention to discover where spirit is leading us and to know which step to take next. Paul Coelho – The Zahir
How often do we miss vital signs that warn us in life? I believe signs guide my life, they always arrive in the perfect time and whisper, “Come this way”…. The example below by Paul Coelho, shows us how stubbornness and busyness, can block us from seeing and hearing the signs that may just save our life.
There was an old man who had a dream one night that he would be protected from a ravaging storm that would engulf his whole village.
The next day, as expected, a terrible storm came to his region. The first day a neighbor of his offered help for him to flee – help that he denied since he was sure God was going to help him.
The second day, when he had to take refuge in the second floor of his house given that the waters had taken over all of the first floor, a rescue team came to his house and offered him to get out of there – help that he again refused given that God had promised him to get out of there.
The third day came a helicopter to rescue him but he was adamant that God was going to save him.
Not long after he drowned and died. Once in heaven he complained to God: “why didn’t you help me as you promised?”
To which God replied: ” I sent your neighbor, a rescue squad and even a helicopter to which you simply declined!”
Signs are everywhere and when we are too busy to see them, we miss the messages that guide us to a deeper understanding and a clearer view of the path ahead. Stillness and silence help me listen and see these signs. They are not always loud or clear, sometimes it can be a dream, so I need to be present and aware.