“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again,
he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3
With Easter coming up, I’ve been contemplating the concept of renewing the mind and rebirth ~ amazing topics which would not be hard to expound on. Much could be said on them, but sometimes less is more.
In 2009 I began to write a group of poems under the category I called “Poetry Schmoetry” (how that came about is a story in itself, and surely for another time). The following poem is one from that group, and written after an epiphany I had. What’s remarkable about epiphanies is that they are not confined to a once-in-a-lifetime time frame, but can be repeated as many times as we need them to be, until they become actual practices in our lives.
The following epiphany, though experienced a couple of years back, came into its fullness only a few weeks ago.
A New Day
Seems like every time I turn around an awareness hits
me. Mostly about myself and then immediately about
my Self. Does it ever end? Hopefully not, because
then the journey would be over.
I use to say, “Tomorrow is a new day.” Then I would
look forward to the dawn to start life fresh. Now I say,
“Now is a new day; this very moment. I don’t have to
wait for the sun to come up tomorrow. The new day starts
now; this minute.” Wow! That’s a powerful Truth.
And the most wonderful part about it is that I’m aware of
it; heightened, and enthused.
So now, whenever I blunder, no matter how big or small,
I am aware, and can immediately change the
thought, the pattern, whatever…That’s power. The present
moment is our dawn. I always look forward to a “new day”.
copyright©2009 Marianne Coyne
Jesus talked a lot about sowing and reaping. I can feel His anxiousness in getting us to understand this simple concept for our own sakes. He was always speaking resurrection concepts. If our thoughts are seeds, then it stands to reason that our lives will be a harvest of our thoughts. And the amazing, most wonderful thing is that since our thoughts can change in an instant, we always have a new opportunity to plant fresh seeds. That’s very exciting to me!
Closer to Easter I will publish another post on this concept. I hope to ‘see’ you then. Until next time, may happy days abound.
Image is from the original oil painting, “Primroses”, by Marianne Coyne