Iâ€™ve had my share of struggles recently.
What about you? Is there something in your life thatâ€™s bothering you?Â Is there something in your life that is not the way youâ€™d like it to be?Â Perhaps you find yourself in a loop.Â Maybe itâ€™s something that youâ€™re doing, day in & out but want something different. Or worse, youâ€™re stuckÂ thinkingÂ the same thing over & over again.Â And want to get out of that pattern.
â€œHow did I get here? My lifeâ€™s such a mess! Wish I could just run away from it allâ€¦â€
Itâ€™s dark inside the tunnel.Â You donâ€™t know what to do.Â Which direction to go? Everywhere you look. It looks the same.Â Black.Â
So, whatâ€™s the point of trying anything?Â Going anywhere. You end up doing the easiest thing.Â You find a rock.Â Sit on it.Â And feel sorry for yourself.Â
You know what. Itâ€™s okay. Itâ€™s hard. Itâ€™s difficult. Itâ€™s screaming insane!
And yet…itâ€™s okay.
Take your time. Lick your wounds. Hug yourself, tight.
Then realise staying put wonâ€™t get you closer. You canâ€™t see the light. Maybe there isnâ€™t even one, yet.
But what doesnâ€™t change though is that the only way out of the tunnelâ€¦is through it. So get up. Dust yourself down. Take the first step. And the next.
Even if youâ€™re unsure, even if youâ€™re hesitant, even if itâ€™s the wrong direction, even if youâ€™re stumblingâ€¦keep plodding.
Grit yourself. Because itâ€™s dark and scary.
Eventually, youâ€™ll see a sign.Â Youâ€™ll meet a friend, read a book, and watch a video.Â Or come across a quote.Â That will nudge you along the right way.Â You know itâ€™s right because you feel it.
Embrace that, say a silent prayer and keep moving on.
Take solace in that youâ€™re not alone.Â Just like you, everyone else around you is fumbling in the dark, searching their way through.Â Facing their own demons.Â Attempting to slay (or befriend) their dragons.
As long as youâ€™re moving, youâ€™ll find that light. And if there isnâ€™t one, youâ€™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 Iâ€™ve begun. I have no idea where itâ€™s leading me. But it feels right.
Hopefully, itâ€™ll all work out.