By Bronwyn Ison

“When one door closes, another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

Why do we spend so much time or thought on closed doors?  Wondering what may have happened.  Spinning your thoughts around something you cannot change or control.  I’m grateful many years ago I accepted and learned not to dwell on closed doors.  Even when all may be moving along smoothly don’t think that door cannot close.

On a personal note, I recall fighting tooth and nail relocating to California from Arizona almost a decade ago.  I’d built an entire life in Arizona, eleven years, and was under duress to move back to California. I was so upset about moving that I never gave thought about the potential possibilities that may be ahead for myself and my daughters.  Little did I know I had an entire life full of beautiful surprises ahead of me.


Often we get entangled about what we’re leaving behind rather than looking at what is on the horizon.  So many years ago when adopting a yoga practice following physical therapy from a foot injury, I’d never would have imagined opening the doors to my own yoga studio.  A seed was planted that I never imagined would blossom into a business that would help others as well as support my family. 

Now, when a door closes I wait patiently with excitement as to what door will open next.  I’ve concluded any door that closes is meant to be closed. Someone may walk into your life and walk right out. You may be let go from job but another fabulous opportunity arises professionally. You may lose a great employee but another person comes along that has twice the experience.  I’m a believer that all doors that close are meant to be closed.  You may be surprised at the many thousands of  open doors that await you. 

Be open, receptive, pay attention, be diligent and keep your eyes and heart open to all that awaits you.  Incredible plans unbeknownst to you are waiting… be ready for greatness!

Bronwyn Ison is the owner of Evolve Yoga & 760-567-6716

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