Life Can Be Discouraging
I can remember walking around in the darkness of my own life. I had no idea who I was and was searching for something, but had no idea what I was looking for. During these years, I was lost. As I stated in my book, Power Within Her, I was “feeling alone in a house full of people”. There were so may times when I felt helpless and unsure of what tomorrow would bring. For a long time, it seemed it would never get better. I would just keep going through the same thing, day in and day out. I was fortunate to have four children that depended on me. It forced me to keep going. I have many stories of woe is me but instead, I will tell you that every day brought me closer into the light. I had to trust it would get better.
The Light At The End Of The Tunnel
Thinking back to the time when I had three babies in diapers, it makes me laugh. It seemed like I was changing diapers nonstop, around the clock and that it was never going to end. My second son who was more than two years old was finally potty trained (yahoo) and my third son followed very quickly after that. When it was only my daughter left in diapers and I remember saying to my sister, “I can finally see the light at the end of the diaper tunnel.”
I tell you this story because it’s the same with any challenging period in our lives. Our struggle or lack of knowing creates a feeling of never ending darkness. We can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, so we are afraid to take the next step and we just stand still. These are the times when it is up to us to turn on the light, even if we have to create that light ourselves. Yes, it is hard but it is harder staying were we are with no chance of light coming in. At least if we keep going forward, we have a change of brighter days. They will be brighter!
How To Turn The Light On
We will continue to use our journals to explore who we are. This week we will be focusing on the life we would like to be living. If you could have the perfect life, what would you have? Who would be there with you? Think of what smells would you be smelling? The sounds would you be hearing? How would you be feeling? This is your opportunity to turn the light on to all of your dreams. Make it as detailed as possible. What are your relationships like? What do you do. How do you feel? Include the smell of the air, the taste of the wine, or warmth of the coffee. Let your imagination run wild. If you had all the time, money and ability what would that look like to you? ~ Together we share, learn and grow ~
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