We usually think of a puddle as rainwater that was not allowed to flow naturally away. For the child in us, a puddle may be a source of delight! Puddles occur where the ground or road or path is uneven. In time, these pockets become traps for dirt and debris which, in turn, render the rainwater dirty and undesirable.
Periodically, it is helpful to identify puddle pockets in life’s foundation and take restorative action. Begin by noticing the contamination:
What ideas and beliefs no longer serve?
What practices, once supportive, now drain you?
What relationships feel stuck?
Now dive in deeper. Dare to ask:
What in me has eroded?
What will rebuild my foundation?