Where’s Your Web Anchored?

"Web of Love" created by Claire Perkins, aka ArtfulAlchemist on Polyvore.com
“Web of Love” created by Claire Perkins, aka ArtfulAlchemist on Polyvore.com

On my morning walk, I noticed a spider had built its web from the back bumper of a parked pickup truck to the asphalt of the street below.

That spider’s gonna be mighty disappointed when that truck rolls away.

When your happiness, self-worth, safety or general well-being are attached to something “out there”, your chances of keeping them are tenuous at best. Everything “out there” is shifting and impermanent. At any moment it could roll away, just like the spider’s pickup truck.

The spider is resilient; he will rebuild. And you can, too . . .

But if you choose to hang your happiness or self-worth on outer circumstances being a certain way, or other people acting a certain way, I can guarantee you’ll be rebuilding your web daily – if not moment to moment.

It would be better to anchor your web in more permanent territory. And the only place you’ll find that is inside your own heart and mind.

Today, notice where you’ve anchored your self-worth, well-being and happiness. Would it be in your best interest to make a shift?

2 thoughts on “Where’s Your Web Anchored?

  • September 16, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Very good reminder, Claire. Change is the only thing in life we can count on, so we have to be able to count on our own inner strength to deal with it. Nice message.

    • September 16, 2013 at 5:18 PM

      Thanks, Christine!


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