Patience, Resilience, and Playfulness (Morning Insights and Images)

Bob Baker
4 min readMay 18, 2023

Today, I want to share with you some insights that came to me during my morning meditation. As I closed my eyes and asked for guidance, I was shown three images in this order: an acorn, a used car tire, and a hula hoop.

Let’s dive in and explore what these images might mean for your personal development and spiritual growth.

At first, these three things seem random and unrelated. But upon a closer look, I found some profound meaning behind them.

The first symbol was an acorn.

In this humble seed lies the potential for growth and greatness. Like the acorn, you too have the seed of divinity within you, waiting to be nourished and cultivated.

But just as the acorn requires patience and perseverance to grow into a mighty oak, you too must nurture your innermost self to reach your full potential.

The second symbol was a used car tire.

Though it may seem like a mundane and worn-out object, the tire represents resilience and resourcefulness.

Life can be challenging, and you will face many obstacles on your personal growth journey. But with a spirit of resilience and resourcefulness, you can overcome even the most daunting challenges.

Like a used car tire, you have traveled a lot of miles during your lifetime. You have been to places and seen things no one else has. You may feel worn and weathered, but you still have the capacity to bounce back and keep rolling forward.

The third symbol was a hula hoop.

This represents the joy and playfulness that is at the heart of personal and spiritual growth.

Too often, people approach these pursuits with a sense of seriousness and rigidity. But by embracing a childlike sense of wonder and playfulness, you can explore new experiences and ideas with an open heart and mind.

In this way, you can unlock your full potential and discover the true joy and fulfillment that lies within.

While even I was confused by these three images at first, I think the acorn, used car tire, and hula hoop reveal a profound truth about personal growth.

Through patience, resilience, and a spirit of playfulness, you can tap into your innermost potential and achieve a greater sense of peace, joy, and fulfillment.


About my process for these images and insights

When I meditate in the morning and get to a point when my mind is clear and quiet, I ask myself this question:

What message do I need to learn and share today?

Then I wait for an answer. For me, answers don’t come in the form of sounds or sensations. They appear as images in my mind’s eye.

I do my best not to be influenced by objects in my immediate environment or activities I engaged in the previous day.

I know they are the right images when they come out of the blue and seem unrelated to anything I might expect.

I can often feel them coming even as I am asking the question above. I usually get three separate and unrelated images in quick succession, sometimes four.

I write down the images I see, let them percolate for a while, and then do my best to interpret and discern what they each mean and how they tie together.

I have no idea where these images come from. I am not claiming to channel anyone or anything. This is just a process I have been enjoying and wanted to share with you.

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Bob Baker

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