After finishing up with a client yesterday she offered me a basket of eggs from the farm up the road. The eggs were brown and light green. As she handed me the basket, she said please put your hand on the bottom as the basket is weak underneath. I replied, “Thank you, but now we both know why we should never put all of our eggs in one basket.” She laughed and I left.
This expression implies that by putting your valuables into one thing that you have the chance of losing everything. Is that true? Or is it just possible?Yes to both. It is true that when you invest in just one thing to ‘hold’ your valuables your risk is increased that if you lose, you will lose everything. It is both possible that you will win AND it is possible that you will lose.
As you consume the eggs in the basket the weight gets lighter and the strain on the bottom of the basket gets less, minimizing the risk of the bottom giving out. But the risk is still there. If you take half of your eggs and put them in another basket, then if the basket with the weak bottom breaks, you have only lost half of your investment. Yes, there is wisdom in this saying but there is also the thought and emotion of fear that is generated that can supersede the logic and reason of whether or not the bottom will ever fall out.
Much is the same with our talents, skills and abilities. If we invest them into one area and it doesn’t work out to our favor, we will perceive that wehave wasted our time in that area. The fact is that none of us EVER waste our time in service to others. We are ALWAYS edified by sharing and caring regardless of what our respondent thoughts and emotions reveal to us. We learn from each other at all times when we look for the meaning in what we have experienced.
We, in essence, become the by-product of our experiences because they forge our beliefs. Our beliefs are the filter through which we live our lives, make our choices and move toward fulfillment or perceived failure. Remember, failure is being successful at doing something in a way that didn’t produce the desired results. We are ALWAYS successful at no matter what we do.
Decisions result in choices, choices result in direction and direction results in progress. Whether or not you put your eggs in one basket always move toward your desired result by expecting the best for all and not fearing what ‘might’ happen. Even if you lose all of your eggs there are more out there to put in a new basket.
Your options are always present when you focus on the abundance of the omniverse and not your perceptions of lack and limitation. Hedge your bet that the bottom won’t fall out by KNOWING where you are going instead of just BELIEVING that you ‘might’ get there. Be ye therefore perfect! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)