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Going in Circles?
By Paul Ulasien
Last edited: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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Feel like your life is spinning out of control? There is a simple answer to rein it all back in.


I love circles. To me, circles are the most intriguing and at the same time, the most mysterious of all geometric shapes. Whenever we place things into the realm of eternity we always make reference to circles. For example; a person whom is “going in circles,” never finds an answer; “love is a never ending circle,” means the same as love is eternal; “a circle of friends,” indicates relationships that we consider permanent and so on.
Coming full circle also has its roots into permanence. When one has come full circle, it means coming back to a point from which they have started. However, I know of no reference to coming full circle that is applicable to coming to an end. That is because a circle can have infinite beginnings and not one single ending. Just draw a circle onto a piece of paper. The point from which you begin to draw a circle can be its beginning point, but once you have closed the circle, where is the end? There are none!
Once a circle has been completed it becomes never ending. You can even draw a small period to intersect at any point on a circle, trace around the circle back to the point from which you started tracing, and still you will see no end to the circle. Only coming full circle to the point from which you started. Keep drawing periods around your circle and tracing full circle from each point and soon you will have a circle full of many beginnings and not one single ending.
Continue to make intersection periods and traces around your circle; do you begin to pass previous periods that you have made? Ever had a feeling of deja vu? That is because as you make more periods and traces, you will pass over previous ones. It is also why circles and coming full circle is so intriguing. Each of our lives is a single circle. The circles will have many points of beginning but not one point of ending. The multitude of period points of beginning leave a residue of recollection that we will observe from time to time, causing reflection as to having been there before. That is because you have!
Life is complex, life is full of stress and life is full of anxiety. Many have been there and experienced these emotions. The more complex, stressful and anxious  we become, the more our self-image will suffer. Rather than having periods in our circles, there were too many question marks thereby leaving no place to mark coming full circle and new beginnings. 
 The irony of it all is that through all the mucking up of life, through all the ambiguity of spirituality and faith, there is a simple answer, Grace! And the source of that grace is through the unconditional love of the giver of grace, God.
Do you have your doubts? Then ask yourself this simple question, what is the most important thing in my life, and there will be your answer. There is no sin or shame in wealth, possessions, careers, or the many things we may enjoy in life, only the void created by putting these things above all else. Nothing of finality can sustain the spirit, only grace can.
Grace does not require you to cast off anything that is important to you, only a reordering of priorities. Once the priorities are reordered, then your self-image begins to come into line as well. I promise you an amazing personal transformation and if you have not yet experienced it, I hope that you will.


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