I’ve had my share of struggles recently.
What about yourself? Is there something in your life that’s bothering you? Is there something in your life that is not the way you’d like it to be? Perhaps you find yourself in a loop. Maybe it’s something that you’re doing, day in & out but want something different. Or worse, you’re stuck thinking the same thing over & over again. And want to get out of that pattern.
“How did I get here? My life’s such a mess! Wish I could just run away from it all…”
It’s dark inside the tunnel. You don’t know what to do. Which direction to go. Everywhere you look. It looks the same. Black.
So, what’s the point of trying anything. Going anywhere. You end up doing the easiest thing. You find a rock. Sit on it. And feel sorry for yourself.
You know what. It’s okay. It’s hard. It’s difficult. It’s screaming insane!
And yet…it’s okay.
Take your time. Lick your wounds. Hug yourself, tight.
Then realise staying put won’t get you closer. You can’t see the light. Maybe there isn’t even one, yet.
But what doesn’t change though is that the only way out of the tunnel…is through it. So get up. Dust yourself down. Take the first step. And the next.
Even if you’re unsure, even if you’re hesitant, even if it’s the wrong direction, even if you’re stumbling…keep plodding.
Grit yourself. Because it’s dark and scary.
Eventually you’ll see a sign. You’ll meet a friend, read a book, watch a video. Or come across a quote. That will nudge you along the right way. You know it’s right, because you feel it.
Embrace that, say a silent prayer and keep moving on.
Take solace that you’re not alone. Just like you, everyone else around you is fumbling in the dark, searching their way through. Facing their own demons. Attempting to slay (or befriend) their dragons.
As long as you’re moving, you’ll find that light. And if there isn’t one, you’ll smash a hole through the tunnel wall and make the sun blaze in.
Action, alone, is the tinder which ignites the map, the parchment, this scroll, my dreams, my plans, my goals, into a living force. Action is the food and drink which will nourish my success. I will act now.~ Og Mandino
Over the last several weeks I have been struggling with indecision. There have been a few transition choices I have had to make and have been plagued with the devil of uncertainty. To everyone outside, it would probably seem the silliest thing ever. But it had consumed me completely.
I have started moving. Stepping out of my comfort zone. One micro-step at a time. But I’ve begun. I have no idea where it’s leading me. But it feels right.
Hopefully it’ll all work out.