Have you ever wonder what you are, who you are, and what you are meant to do? For me it has been a nagging question for years. We only live this life one time and how we spend ourselves determines our ending and the after effects we leave with others. A key piece to the puzzle came to me like a shaft of light into this area of unanswered questions. I hope this helps you discover what you are, who you are, and what you are meant to be. Lets cross over the bridge to answer these questions.
A bridge is about connecting one side to another. Bridges we see today is where a road comes to a river, ravine or other gaps from one side of the ground we are traveling to the other side where we are heading. This is where the light shinned into my mind, heart, and soul standing on one side of the divide looking to the other side.
What do you find yourself doing with other people on a daily basis over and over? Do you try to spread kindness where ever you go? Do you try to stir up trouble where ever you go? What do you repetitively do with others conscientiously or not? It can be something you do in words, physical contact, facial language, body language, giving things to others…? The answer for myself is what my dad told me when I was a little boy “You can give a person a fish and they will eat a meal or teach a person how to fish and they will eat a lifetime.” In translation I find myself bridging the gap between not knowing or not understanding to the other side of them knowing or understanding for themselves making them self resourceful. I now see I am a bridge that tries connecting people from the side of not knowing to the other side of knowing. You are a bridge also.
Now, when I look at other people I see them as bridges trying to connect those around them to things and experiences they have to offer from inside of them. Some people are good bridges and some are bad bridges introducing what they have experienced trying to pass on bridging them from themselves to whosoever will accept them. This is a mind blower when you think about yourself as a bridge influencing those around you good or bad. Parents, relatives, and others pass onto you from their side of doing things , saying things, and their traditions like a bridge from them to you. You make the choice to either try to pass on their things or find out what you are to pass on and follow that instead. Some pass over their bridge to you is a temper, a hatred, coldness, alcohol, drugs, lying, cheating, selfishness, physical or verbal abuse, discipline, self-control, goodness, kindness, long-suffering, and you can fill the ones I left out. “For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone.” (Romans 14:7) is something I had heard over the years, but I never truly connected it until I saw the bridge that I am to others in personality, words, and actions I do daily. Whether we are outgoing socially or to ourselves someone is watching and listening to the things we are sending across our bridge of existence.
What kind of bridge are you and would you like to change or improve what you connect people through yourself?
The continuance of a bridge will be found in the next topic of “The Bridge”.