Hearing is Believing

Written By Bob Hunt
Image of baseball diamond
Photo: Sam MacCuthchan via flickr Creative Commons

On one clear, crisp autumn evening, I passed by a baseball game. Although I was a good distance away from the park, the banks of lights made the colours of the players’ uniforms pop. I watched the pitcher windup and throw. The batter swung and missed - or so I thought. Suddenly I saw her run for first base and the player on first dash for second. Only then did I hear the sound of the bat striking the ball.

Life can be like that. I often encourage my son to try doing something in a different way. The look on his face suggests dad swung a new idea and missed. It was later that I heard from others that it connected and helped him to advance.

Life is more complicated than a Friday night baseball game, but the ball park’s lights cast a glow on my life just the same. Not every swing is a hit. Every day doesn't serve up a home run.

Spiritual insights can come when we aren't looking for them. They aren't dependent on our journey to some special spot. Spiritual growth is a matter of attitude not latitude.

If you take a few minutes to think back on events in your own life, can you identify a time when you thought you saw a swing and a miss, only to learn later that it actually led to an important insight?

If you would like to explore some of the events in your own life and to see what insights might come your way I would be pleased to meet with you. Contact me at 416 946 4510 ext. 3844.