This quote from multiple-award-winning writer Ray Bradbury presents a challenge: what are we putting into the cups of our lives? Are we filling them with things that motivate our creative beauty vibes? That fuels our imagination? Powers our dreams? Or, are we filling our cups with bitterness that leaves a nasty taste in our mouths (& those we encounter.)
Beauteous offerings tend to slosh within whilst teetering toward toppling when fear stymies forward momentum. Fear of inadequacies, of crashing, of failure, of the unknown.
‘Tipping ourselves over’ – maybe it means actively pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones, to try new things that we never knew we had the gumption to do? Maybe there’s beauty honing in on that (whatever that may be?)
Therein lies the tricky part: how far to tip over, so we can eventually extract ourselves from such topples to see if anything beautiful managed to find its way out. (It’s a challenge to view much of anything whilst bumbling about on the ground.)
This quote also presupposes there is beautiful stuff inside us, which might require a bit of faith when woeful mantras fill the airwaves of our minds and hearts, often fractured by fears and failures.
But, taking initiative to topple over is taking a risk (of sorts.) Setting aside our fears of freefalling into the unknown, unwrapping our insecurities to unravel in the space between doubt and inertia.
Maybe that’s were the beauty of our lives resides. Where we have the faith to believe something beautiful is there – and is worth sharing, as we topple it over for others to see.
grace, peace & toppling beauty
Virginia : )